Public Policy & Advocacy

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The American Lung Association envisions a world free from lung disease. To make our vision a reality, we promote lung health and prevent lung disease through public policy.  Our advocacy work promotes legislation that strengthens tobacco prevention and control, clean air quality, asthma management and other lung health causes.

Asthma Inhaler Laws

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Schools became a safer place for the estimated 18,665 children in South Dakota with asthma with the passage of Senate Bill 83. Students now have the right to carry their medications with them during the school day. » More

Tobacco Use Prevention and Control

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The American Lung Association in South Dakota continues to lead statewide clean indoor air and tobacco control efforts. Together with our partners and coalition members we worked to keep tobacco issues as a legislative priority during the latest session. » More

Take Action Now - Join our E-Advocacy Network

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E-Advocacy members will receive emailed Action Alerts on critical issues. If you wish to respond to an Action Alert, the Network will automatically fax a letter which can be edited by you to your legislators at no cost to you! » More