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  • Surgeon General’s 2014 Report: Tobacco Deadlier Than Ever
    January 17, 2014 - Smoking is even more deadly today than it was 50 years ago, according to the 32nd Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, which found that smoking now kills 480,000 Americans each year. The report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress, confirmed smoking is responsible for more than 87 percent of all lung cancer deaths and 61 percent of all lung disease deaths.
  • 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.
  • American Lung Association and Other Leading Public Health Organizations Recognize 50th Anniversary of First Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health
    January 8, 2014 - Today, the American Lung Association joined other leading public health and medical organizations to commemorate the 50th anniversary, on Saturday January 11, of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health. At the event, the organizations issued a call for a nationwide commitment to "make tobacco history" by ending the tobacco epidemic for good.
  • 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.
  • Fifteen Years after Tobacco Settlement, Report Finds Most States Continue to Shortchange Prevention Programs
    December 9, 2013 - Public health groups release new report showing 15 years after the tobacco settlement, most states shortchange prevention programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
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