Lung Disease Prevention Index Page

  • 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.
  • 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, www.mylungcancersupport.org.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "Tips from Former Smokers" Continues Its Success in Year 2
    September 19, 2013 - A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the impact the second "Tips from Former Smokers" media campaign had on helping smokers quit and on saving lives.
  • American Lung Association Award Recognizes Asthma Management Efforts in Schools
    September 10, 2013 - Three schools in Texas and one in Massachusetts have been recognized by the American Lung Association for their efforts to create a school environment that is healthy and “asthma friendly”.
  • Study: 100,000 Smokers Quit Because of "Tips" Campaign
    September 9, 2013 - The CDC's "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign reduced the number of smokers in the U.S. by 100,000, with 1.6 million more smokers attempting to quit, according to a new study published today in The Lancet. The study reveals the significant impact of the first series of "Tips" advertisements, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched in 2012, and was paid for by the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
  • E-Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students Has Doubled
    September 5, 2013 - New data released today by the CDC show an alarming increase in e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students in the U.S. These troubling numbers highlight the urgent need for the Obama Administration to move forward with regulating e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products.
  • American Lung Association Helps Students with Asthma Return to School
    August 8, 2013 - A new school environment can sometimes be difficult for children with asthma. This back-to-school season, the American Lung Association highlights tips for families of children with asthma and stresses the importance of crafting a plan to properly manage asthma in a school environment.
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