Top Stories and Press Releases
- CDC Launches 6th Year of Lifesaving ‘Tips from Former Smokers’ Campaign
January 9, 2017
- American Lung Association Calls on Senate to “Save Our Lungs” and Oppose House-Passed REINS Act
January 5, 2017
- American Lung Association Urges Senate to “Save Our Lungs” and Oppose House-passed Midnight Rules Relief Act
January 4, 2017
- New Study Finds State Medicaid Expansion Programs Offering Quit Smoking Benefits to Help 3.3 Million Smokers Quit
December 8, 2016
- Next Step Towards Cleaner Cars Will Help Protect Health
November 30, 2016
- Awareness about COPD and Lung Cancer Essential to Diagnosis, Patient Treatment and Support, says American Lung Association
November 16, 2016
- Number of Adults Smoking Drops below 40 million for First Time in 50 Years
November 10, 2016
- New Report Finds 600,000 Child Deaths Per Year Attributed to Air Pollution
October 31, 2016
- Obama Administration Delays Necessary Tobacco Cessation Coverage Clarification
October 27, 2016
- Important New Collaboration to Fight Lung Cancer and Save Lives, says American Lung Association
October 26, 2016
Making Lung Cancer Stigma a Thing of the Past
When people reveal that they have been diagnosed with cancer, what should they expect to hear? One would hope they would receive words of support and encouragement. Unfortunately, when many lung cancer patients divulge their diagnosis, they are asked, “Did you smoke?” This knee-jerk response is the result of a stigma that has followed lung cancer for decades.
Throwback Thursday: Women for Lung Health through the Decades
Much of our success wouldn't have been possible without the help of the many inspirational women who have advanced our mission along the way. In honor of Women's History Month, we recognize and thank the trailblazing women championing lung health.Related Topic: Impact
5 Things to Know About Lung Cancer
Despite being the leading cancer killer in the U.S., lung cancer isn't always on everyone's radar. Learning more about lung cancer can help you better understand the disease, its risk factors and treatment.
Why We All Need to Come Together and Fight for Healthcare Coverage
More than 32 million Americans have some kind of lung disease -- asthma, COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis or others -- and each of them know that when you struggle to breathe, that’s all that matters.
Where does your donation go?
Gifts to the American Lung Association come in many different forms – one-time donations, memorials, planned giving, funds raised through events, such as Fight For Air Climbs or LUNG FORCE Walks. No matter how you give, as good stewards, we are committed to making your donation go as far as possible with proven-effective strategies.Related Topic: Impact
Get Access to Quality Medical Coverage – Sign Up for Health Insurance
Health insurance through the Affordable Care Act benefits millions of Americans with lung disease, and open enrollment is happening right now.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Stories of Lung Cancer Early Detection
Right now, the best way to detect lung cancer early is through lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. But for too many people, lung cancer is found by chance.
Helping Our Veterans Breathe Easier
The members of our armed forces, active and veterans, make tremendous sacrifices to serve our country. Their lung health should not be one of them. They have earned all the support we can give them. This Veteran’s Day, we talked to a decorated Gulf War veteran and learned how he, like a true Marine, is battling lung cancer head on.
Lung Cancer: What Everyone Should Know About Screening Options
In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to help more Americans learn about this disease, we asked Dr. Andrea McKee what everyone should know about lung cancer screening.
Why We Built a FORCE to Defeat Lung Cancer
More women than ever are dying of lung cancer, and in order to save lives we need to understand why.