Press Releases

  • COPD Awareness Month: Lung Association Report Shows Women at Greater Risk of COPD
    November 18, 2013 - Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation. The American Lung Association’s health disparity report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” examines the nation’s third leading cause of death and its increased prevalence among women in the United States. For COPD Awareness Month this November the Lung Association is working to increase awareness of this disease and its impact on women.
  • Youth Smoking Rates Stagnate
    November 14, 2013 - New data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that cigarette and cigar smoking rates among middle and high school youth are unchanged and that high school boys are smoking at higher rates than high school girls. This highlights the urgent need for the White House to release the proposed regulation that would give the Food and Drug Administration authority over all tobacco products, including cigars, e-cigarettes, little cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah.
  • The American Lung Association Honors Lung Cancer Awareness Month with an Interactive “Share Your Story” Campaign
    November 12, 2013 - In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the American Lung Association is showcasing the personal stories of those who have been impacted by lung cancer on its Facing Lung Cancer microsite,
  • Lung Association Appoints Lyndsay Moseley Director for Healthy Air Campaign
    November 4, 2013 - The American Lung Association is pleased to announce that Lyndsay Moseley will lead the organization’s Healthy Air Campaign – a national effort to help protect and uphold the Clean Air Act – as Campaign Director.
  • American Lung Association Supports Local Efforts to Promote “Tobacco-Free Living”
    October 28, 2013 - As part of the American Lung Association's commitment to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, the organization is funding five community-based initiatives with the goal of improving health equity in populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco use.
  • New Lung Cancer Screening Assessment Tool Could Save Lives
    PR Newswire
    October 24, 2013 - This Lung Cancer Awareness Month the American Lung Association has launched an online tool to help users determine whether they meet the guidelines to be screened by low-dose CT for lung cancer.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    October 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association’s Research Awards Nationwide 2013-2014 report highlights lung disease research supported by the organization, including diseases affecting infants, children, and the elderly.
  • Study: Tobacco Industry Continues Success in Hooking Kids with Flavored Tobacco Products
    October 22, 2013 - More than 40 percent of middle and high school smokers are using flavored little cigars and cigarettes, according to a new study released today. While fruit- and candy-flavored products have long been a mainstay in the Big Tobacco playbook to addict kids and create life-long tobacco users, this new study also highlights how flavored tobacco products also work to discourage youth from quitting.
  • IARC Concludes: Outdoor Air Pollution a Leading Environmental Cause of Cancer Deaths. Particulate Pollution also Classified as a Group 1 Carcinogen
    October 17, 2013 - The American Lung Association welcomes the conclusion announced today by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that outdoor air pollution and particulate matter both cause cancer in humans, assigning these pollutants the strongest category of evidence. The IARC, an arm of the World Health Organization, concluded that outdoor air pollution is a leading environmental cause of lung cancer.
  • Health and Environmental Groups Challenge EPA over 17-year Failure to Update Clean Air Standards for New Wood Boilers and Furnaces
    October 9, 2013 - Today, national health and environmental groups filed a legal challenge to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to update clean air standards that limit emissions from new outdoor wood boilers, furnaces and other similar sources that discharge large volumes of woodsmoke. This review is 17 years overdue, resulting in increased exposure to harmful smoke and soot in communities across the nation.
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