Healthy Lungs Index Page

  • American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2015” Report Charts Path Forward to Eliminate Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease
    January 21, 2015 - Today, the American Lung Association released its 13th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report that found that in 2014 the states and the federal government failed to enact the tobacco control policies that will save lives and end the tobacco epidemic. The report finds most states earn poor grades and tobacco control progress is at a standstill.
  • American Lung Association Statement on Obama Administration Methane Announcement
    January 14, 2015 - “We commend the Obama Administration’s commitment to take steps to curb methane air pollution and further reduce volatile organic compound emissions from the oil and gas sector. These pollutants threaten public health and we need strong steps to reduce their burden.
  • E-Cigarette Use Among Teens Surpasses Cigarette Smoking For First Time
    December 16, 2014 - For the first time ever, a national study found e-cigarette use among teens exceeds traditional cigarette smoking. The study, “Monitoring the Future,” also found that e-cigarette use among 8th and 10th graders was double that of traditional cigarette smoking.
  • American Lung Association to Support Lung-MAP Trial
    December 15, 2014 - The American Lung Association announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) to help support the Lung-MAP project, a groundbreaking clinical trial in squamous cell lung cancer that brings together the National Cancer Institute, SWOG Cancer Research, the FNIH, Friends of Cancer Research, pharmaceutical companies and eight advocacy partners.
  • American Lung Association and WellPoint Collaborate to Help Educate About Childhood Asthma
    October 30, 2014 - WellPoint, Inc., (NYSE:WLP) one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, today announced it has worked with the American Lung Association to develop an informative learning series to help address childhood asthma.
  • Valerie Harper, Jewel, Kellie Pickler, Mackena Bell Raise Their Voices with the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE in Support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    October 29, 2014 - As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, Emmy-nominated actress and author Valerie Harper, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jewel, country music singer Kellie Pickler and female NASCAR standout Mackena Bell are teaming up with the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE to raise awareness and much needed funds to help confront lung cancer in women.
  • American Lung Association Shares Seven Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Asthma
    October 23, 2014 - Halloween should be scary in a fun way. But an asthma attack can take the fun out of the night and make the scare far too real. To keep this Halloween focused on tricks and treats, parents of kids with asthma can be proactive about managing their child’s asthma before trick or treating. Here are seven safety tips to keep your child having fun this Halloween:
  • American Lung Association Appoints Albert Rizzo, M.D. Senior Medical Advisor
    October 22, 2014 - The American Lung Association is pleased to announce that Albert Rizzo, M.D. has been appointed the 110-year-old health organization’s Senior Medical Advisor. Dr. Rizzo is Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Rizzo has been actively involved with the American Lung Association at the local and national level for many years.
  • American Lung Association Statement on Continued Cases of Enterovirus D68 Infection
    October 2, 2014 - Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a rare and potentially serious respiratory infection, continues to be a health concern across much of the United States. With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting confirmed cases in more than 40 states, it’s important to know the warning signs, when to seek medical help and how to prevent spread of the disease.
  • Making Government Subsidized Housing Smokefree Would Save Half a Billion Dollars Annually
    October 2, 2014 - A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease finds that making government subsidized housing in the U.S. smokefree would reduce healthcare and housing-related costs by $497 million each year. The savings would come from reduced healthcare costs attributed to secondhand smoke exposure; cost of renovating smoking units and fires caused by smoking. This study adds to the mounting list of reasons why the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must act quickly to require all multi-family housing under its control be made smokefree.
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