Press Releases

  • Court Decision to Vacate Cross State Rule Means Millions Will Continue to Suffer from 'Secondhand Smog'
    August 21, 2012 - Albert A. Rizzo, M.D., past chair of the American Lung Association’s national board of directors, calls on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to appeal the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to vacate the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule – a decision that tosses out lifesaving protections that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adopted in 2011.
  • 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, National Rural Health Association to Host Joint Press Conference
    August 13, 2012 - The American Lung Association and the National Rural Health Association host joint press conference to release the Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, “Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities,” on August 15, at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • 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.
  • New CDC Study Reveals Increase in Cigar Use
    August 2, 2012 - The American Lung Association is deeply troubled by the findings in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), “Consumption of Cigarettes and Combustible Tobacco, 2000-2011,” released today. The study shows that while cigarette use has declined 33 percent since 2000, the use of large cigars has increased 233 percent over this period.
  • American Lung Association Stresses Back-to-School Checklist for Students with Asthma
    July 25, 2012
  • Court Decision Leaves EPA Air Safeguard in Place
    July 20, 2012 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled today to uphold a clean air standard that limits dangerous intense bursts of sulfur dioxide pollution from power plants, factories, and other sources, rejecting challenges by polluting industries. The standard will prevent thousands of premature deaths, hospital admissions and emergency room visits, and over 50,000 asthma attacks each year.
  • American Lung Association Awards More Than $5 Million for Lung Disease Research
    July 16, 2012 - As part of the American Lung Association's continuing efforts to find cures for all lung diseases, it will be funding more than $5 million for research on several lung diseases--from lung cancer to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)--beginning in July 2012.
  • Dr. Marcia D. Williams Named Speaker of the American Lung Association Nationwide Assembly
    July 2, 2012 - Dr. Marcia D. Williams has been named Speaker of the American Lung Association’s Nationwide Assembly. She will serve a one-year term in this position and will work to advance the organization’s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
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