Healthy Lungs Index Page

  • North Dakotans Pass Smokefree Ballot Initiative
    November 7, 2012 - The American Lung Association applauds North Dakota voters for wisely choosing to make all workplaces—including bars and restaurants—smokefree statewide. North Dakota will now become the 28th state to meet the American Lung Association’s Smokefree Air Challenge.
  • American Lung Association Report Aims to Reduce Tobacco Use in Rural Communities
    August 15, 2012 - The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, “Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities,” examines the prevalence of tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke in rural America, particularly among rural youth.
  • American Lung Association Troubled by Trends in New CDC Study
    August 9, 2012 - The American Lung Association is troubled by the leveling off of tobacco use rates—especially for certain tobacco products—seen in a new study released today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Especially troubling is the fact that current rates of cigar and smokeless tobacco use—particularly among high school boys—appear to be headed in the wrong direction as they now nearly match the rates of cigarette smoking.
  • Media Alert: America Lung Association Releases "Cutting Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities"
    August 6, 2012 - The American Lung Association is releasing its latest health disparity report, "Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities," which examines the prevalence of tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke in rural communities nationwide, particularly among rural youth.
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