Lung Disease Prevention Index Page

  • Lung Association Urges Senate to Reject Latest House Attempt to Block Clean Air Protections
    March 6, 2014 - The American Lung Association is disappointed that the U.S. House of Representatives passed yet another bill that would block critical clean air protections. By a vote of 229 – 183, the House approved H.R. 3826, sponsored by Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY), which would block important new clean air protections limiting carbon pollution from power plants. The American Lung Association strongly urges the U.S. Senate to reject this bill and its companion S. 1905 sponsored by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).
  • American Lung Association Applauds New Life-Saving Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards
    March 3, 2014 - Today the American Lung Association applauded the Obama Administration for issuing the final cleaner gasoline and vehicle standards, also known as the Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standards. By significantly reducing tailpipe pollution from motor vehicles, as well as sulfur content in gasoline, the national standards will result in cleaner air and improved public health for American communities.
  • 26 Leading Health Groups Call on Drug Stores and Other Retailers to Follow
    February 26, 2014 - Twenty-six of the nation’s leading public health and medical organizations today issued an open letter calling on drug stores and other retailers to follow the example of CVS Caremark and end the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
  • Tobacco use is the number one killer - Political will is needed to end the epidemic
    January 16, 2014 - Fifty years after the landmark 1964 Surgeon General’s report, tobacco use is our nation’s number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Despite 50 years of progress, now is the time for political leaders at all levels of government to commit to ending the tobacco epidemic and saving lives.
  • Lung Cancer Rates Declining
    January 9, 2014 - The American Lung Association is pleased to see the decline in lung cancer rates reported today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While this is good news, lung cancer remains the nation’s leading cancer killer.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposes First New Standards for New Wood Boilers and Furnaces in 25 years
    January 3, 2014 - The American Lung Association welcomes the proposal of new standards for new wood-burning boilers, furnaces and stoves announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA set the current standards for wood-burning devices in 1988, years before the first of the landmark studies that demonstrated that particles like those that make up wood smoke can be deadly.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Screening for those at High Risk of Lung Cancer
    December 30, 2013 - Today the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) made a recommendation that will save lives. The Task Force released its final recommendation, grading annual low-dose CT screening for individuals at high risk for lung cancer with a B grade.
  • The American Thoracic Society and the American Lung Association to Co-Fund Research into Lung Disease
    December 18, 2013 - The American Thoracic Society Foundation and the American Lung Association announced today that they are co-funding an $80,000 grant that will support important research into the mechanisms underlying Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS), a rare inherited disease which affects a number of organs including the lungs.
  • American Lung Association Shares Five Secrets for Quitting Smoking in 2014
    December 17, 2013 - Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year's Resolution to quit in 2014. If this is your year to quit, The American Lung Association has five tips to help you along the way.
  • American Lung Association Recognizes 38th Great American Smokeout; Congratulates American Cancer Society
    November 19, 2013 - More than 43 million Americans smoke cigarettes, and seven out of ten smokers say they want to quit. Quitting smoking is hard, but with tools, support and a plan, smokers can successfully quit. We congratulate our allies at the American Cancer Society as they celebrate the 38th Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21.
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