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  • 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.
  • American Lung Association Calls for Swift FDA Action to Remove Menthol Cigarettes from the Marketplace
    July 23, 2013 - The American Lung Association is calling for menthol cigarettes to quickly be removed from the marketplace in light of a new report released today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • New Smoking Cessation Campaign Offers Support for the "Quitter in You"
    June 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association and WellPoint Inc. are supporting smokers in their efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” smoking cessation campaign. The campaign aims to empower people trying to quit smoking by acknowledging that past quit attempts are not failures, but are normal and necessary steps along the way to quitting for good.
  • American Lung Association Report: Women at Greater Risk of COPD
    June 5, 2013 - The American Lung Association’s latest 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. 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.
  • American Lung Association Releases Report on the Burden of COPD in Women
    May 29, 2013 - The American Lung Association is releasing its latest health disparity report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” which examines the nation’s third leading cause of death and its increased prevalence among women in the United States.
  • American Lung Association and WellPoint Inc. Launch Smoking Cessation Campaign Offering Support for the “Quitter in You”
    April 8, 2013 - The American Lung Association is partnering with WellPoint Inc. to support smokers in their efforts to quit for good through its “Quitter in You,” smoking cessation campaign.
  • American Lung Association Lauds Next Generation of CDC's "Tips from Former Smokers" National Tobacco Education Campaign
    March 28, 2013 - The American Lung Association applauds CDC for launching a new round of hard-hitting ads that inspire smokers to quit through firsthand stories from individuals suffering from life-shattering smoking-related lung diseases and disabilities.
  • American Lung Association Welcomes Final TRICARE Rule on Smoking Cessation
    February 27, 2013 - The American Lung Association applauds the U.S. Department of Defense’s release of the final rule that will ensure those in TRICARE—the health insurance program for military personnel, families and retirees—will have access to an evidence-based, comprehensive smoking cessation benefit.
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