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We are leading the way in helping all Americans breathe freely through our pioneering model of public health that includes health education and advocacy, grounded in lifesaving research.

Mission

We are focused on defeating lung cancer, creating a tobacco-free future, championing clean air for all and improving the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families.

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Impact

Our programs, initiatives and events help millions of Americans every day. See how our efforts make a difference for lung health.

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History

From tuberculosis to vaping, the American Lung Association has been tackling lung health issues for over 115 years.

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The American Lung Association is saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. We were founded over 115 years ago by a group of volunteers dedicated to ending the lung health threat of our time: tuberculosis. With TB largely controlled in the United States, we have extended that mission to other respiratory diseases. And thanks to our donors, volunteers, program and event participants, and staff, we are America’s trusted source for lung health education, lung disease research, support, programs, services and advocacy.

When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters®.

The American Lung Association unveiled an updated look that better positions our lifesaving mission, with a clear vision for the future.

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