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Each Breath Blog

EACH Breath: a Blog by the American Lung Association

Breathing is essential to life, and through this blog, we hope to illustrate the importance of lung health. Hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.

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  • Why We Need Strong Tobacco 21 Laws
    April 4, 2019  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    Across the United States, we have seen towns, cities and states join the movement to increase the legal sales age for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21 years old. Tobacco 21 laws are popular, with Americans recognizing that these laws will help prevent our kids from starting to use tobacco products and save hundreds of thousands of lives if implemented nationwide. We’re currently pushing for a federal Tobacco 21 law, but until that day comes the focus is on passing laws to increase the sales age to 21 in states.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking

Recent Articles

  • Living with Sarcoidosis Just Got a Little Easier
    April 9, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Designed for individuals living with a chronic lung disease, the American Lung Association's Better Breathers Clubs are in-person support groups led by a trained facilitator. The meetings feature technical presentations about pulmonary rehab and oxygen therapy as well as more relaxed discussions around the best ways to live day-to-day with a chronic lung disease. "But mainly we just sit around and laugh. In fact, we come 30 minutes early just to gossip!" said Debbie.
  • TB in the Community: Forgotten but Not Gone
    March 19, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    A hundred years ago, tuberculosis (TB) was the leading cause of death in the United States. These days, thanks to the development of effective treatments and a vigilant public health system, this deadly disease is largely controlled in the U.S. But TB is not gone - and it should not be forgotten.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Vaping: It's All Smoke and Mirrors
    March 18, 2019  |  Troy Moritz, DO, FACOS
    A new generation is at risk for irreversible lung damage and disease from e-cigarettes, yet many people view them as harmless. Dr. Troy Moritz explores the dangers of vaping.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Reducing Air Pollution from Power Plants: The Success of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
    March 14, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    “Where Does Air Pollution Come From?” That’s our theme for the month of March as part of the Year of Air Pollution & Health, and we are doing a series of blogs featuring success stories of reducing pollution from major sources.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • A Good Day Begins with Good Sleep - Get Help with Sleep Apnea So You Can Catch Your ZZZs
    March 12, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    One of the keys to having a good day starts with a good night’s sleep. This National Sleep Awareness Week we’re echoing the National Sleep Foundation to remind you that a good day and good health begins with sleep.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness

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