Press Releases

  • 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.
  • American Lung Association Shares Five Secrets for Quitting Smoking in 2015
    December 19, 2014 - Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2015. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association shares five tips to help you on the path to success:
  • Individuals at High Risk Should Get Screened for Lung Cancer
    December 18, 2014 - For the first time ever, starting January 1, individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer may be eligible for screening at no out-of-pocket cost. Most people with private insurance, individuals who are enrolled in their state health insurance marketplaces and people enrolled in state Medicaid expansion will be eligible for early detection screening without cost to them.
  • 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.
  • New Poll Shows Widespread Bipartisan Support for Stronger Methane Pollution Standards, More Clean Air Protections
    December 10, 2014 - Americans across the country overwhelmingly support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishing the first federal limits on methane emissions in the air they breathe, according to new data released today from a nationwide, bipartisan survey conducted for the American Lung Association.
  • Lung Association Welcomes Obama Administration’s Long Overdue Ozone Pollution Proposal, Calls for Greater Protection
    November 26, 2014 - Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to strengthen the current ozone pollution limits to a more protective level in the range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), down from 75 ppb:
  • New Poll Shows Widespread Support for Stronger Smog Standards
    November 25, 2014 - Americans across the country are overwhelmingly supportive of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposing an update to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone – often known as smog – that would limit the amount of this life-threatening air pollution in the air we breathe, according to new data released today from a nationwide, bipartisan survey conducted by the American Lung Association.
  • E-Cigarette Use Jumps 60 Percent in One Year; No Progress in Reducing Cigarette and Cigar Use
    November 13, 2014 - Results from a new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a 61 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school students. This dramatic increase in e-cigarette use comes at a time when cigarette and cigar use among high school students remains unchanged at 12.7 and 11.9 percent, respectively.
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