Press Releases

  • American Lung Association Supports Local Efforts to Promote "Tobacco-Free Living"
    June 4, 2012 - As part of the American Lung Association's commitment to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, the organization is funding six local Lung Associations in Arizona, Maine, Nevada, New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin with the goal of improving health equity in populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco-related health disparities.
  • American Lung Association Supports Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities
    May 31, 2012 - The American Lung Association is pleased that President Obama's Task Force developed a federal action plan to reduce racial and ethnic disparities among the 25 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma. Yet serious hurdles remain and must be addressed through policy change.
  • Lung Association to Congress: Protect Our Kids Health; Don't Weaken the Clean Air Act
    May 17, 2012 - The American Lung Association calls on Congress to reject HR 4471. The bill would block clean air protections that reduce asthma attacks.
  • Groups Seek Faster Schedule for EPA Soot Rule
    May 11, 2012 - The American Lung Association and National Parks Conservation Association today requested the federal court to order the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to comply with the Clean Air Act and complete the overdue review of the air pollution health standard for particulate matter also known as soot.
  • Senator Durbin's Bill to Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Will Save Lives By Stopping Tax Avoidance
    May 10, 2012 - Statement from public health organizations in support of legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) to close loopholes in federal tobacco tax rates that have harmed public health by encouraging use of lower-taxed tobacco products and cost governments more than a billion dollars in revenue since 2009.
  • American Lung Association Announces New Tool to Engage Kids in Managing Their Asthma
    May 1, 2012 - With today marking both World Asthma Day and the start of National Asthma Awareness Month, the American Lung Association has announced the launch of Lungtropolis®, an interactive web-based learning game to help children ages 5-10 control their asthma.
  • Congress must not eliminate Prevention and Public Health Fund
    April 27, 2012 - The House of Representatives is poised to vote on a measure to eliminate the lifesaving Prevention and Public Health Fund to pay for keeping student loan rates down. The American Lung Association fiercely opposes any attempts to divert or cut the Prevention Fund.
  • American Lung Association’s Annual State of the Air Report Finds Air Quality Improvements in Nation’s Most Polluted Cities
    April 25, 2012 - The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2012 report released today finds that in America’s most polluted cities, air quality was at its cleanest since the organization’s annual report began 13 years ago. This year’s report details the trend that standards set under the Clean Air Act to cleanup major air pollution sources—including coal-fired power plants, diesel engines, and SUVs—are working to drastically cut ozone (smog) and particle pollution (soot) from the air we breathe. Despite this progress, unhealthy levels of air pollution still exist and in some parts of the country worsened.
  • American Lung Association Provides Guidance on Lung Cancer Screening
    April 23, 2012 - The American Lung Association has released new interim guidelines to assist physicians, their patients and the public in their discussions about lung cancer screening.
  • Media Alert: America Lung Association to Host State of the Air 2012 Twitter Chat
    April 23, 2012 - The American Lung Association is hosting a Twitter chat with air quality experts who will talk about the results of this year’s State of the Air report. Find out if the air quality in your area is safe to breathe and what can be done to protect your loved ones from the most common air pollutants, ozone (smog) and particle pollution (soot), which can cause serious health problems including asthma attacks, heart attacks, and even premature death.
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