The American Lung Association is leading the way in helping all Americans breathe easier. 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.
Mission, Impact & History
For more than a century, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, we are focused on eliminating tobacco use and related lung disease, improving overall air quality for all and reducing the burden of lung disease on patients and their families.
Our Boards represent a cross-section of scientists, healthcare and policy professionals and local advocates fighting for air. Their engaged leadership informs the work of dedicated staff at the national, charter and state level.
Our Scientific Advisory Committee and Lung Cancer Medical Advisory Panel provide strategic guidance that inform all our efforts.
As a leading charity, we hold ourselves accountable to our donors and everyone who has a stake in healthy air and healthy lungs. Learn how donations are used to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
Tobacco Settlement Anniversary Marks 20 Years of Opportunities for States to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use
November 20, 2018
‘Epidemic’ Levels Reached: High School Use of E-cigarettes Jumps 78 Percent, with 1.4 Million New Youth Users in One Year
November 15, 2018
Patient Advocates, Medical Professionals and Industry Stakeholders Unite to Curb Oral Corticosteroid Overexposure in Asthma Treatment
November 15, 2018
EACH Breath Blog
From health and fitness to inspiring stories of those living with lung disease, we're shining a light on lung health and having a bit of fun along the way.
Sponsors & Supporters
Our corporate supporters and other partners provide critical support to help with our mission to improve lung health, prevent lung disease and support patients.