The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.
We provide resources to help countless Americans manage lung diseases, such as asthma, COPD, lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. We also help people overcome their addiction to tobacco products and live healthier lives.
Federal & State Advocacy
We support laws that put public health first. Policies that improve lung health, reduce tobacco use, protect us from secondhand smoke, and clean up air pollution. Join our network of advocates to make your voice heard.
Every year, we fund the best and the brightest in medical and scientific research to drive innovation, discover the unknown, and improve the lives of those living with lung disease.
Do something healthy and fun with friends while supporting lung health and clean air. Walk, run, cycle, stair-climb a skyscraper, do yoga or raise a toast at a gala. Learn and connect at an educational event or expo.
Current Initiatives and Updates
Searching for lung disease cures, addressing the youth vaping epidemic, supporting laws that protect the air we all breathe—see how we work to save lives every day.
Get involved in your community and meet others who are passionate about lung health. Whether it's an athletic event, a local quit smoking group or an educational expo, there is something for everyone.
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