The American Lung Association works to increase federal funding for lung cancer research, treatment and prevention programs conducted by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Department of Defense, and other federal agencies.

At the federal level, the Lung Association also advocates for policies that will reduce the incidence of lung cancer by decreasing the number of Americans who smoke, and ensuring that all Americans can breathe healthy air. By advocating for a higher cigarette tax and strong, effective regulatory authority over tobacco products at the FDA, the number of smokers will decline.

Early detection of lung cancer can increase survival rates. Call the Lung Helpline at 1-800-LUNGUSA or talk to your doctor about lung cancer screening.