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  • sotc_k State of Tobacco Control - Are Benefits from Reducing Tobacco Use Reaching All Americans?
    February 7, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It's no surprise that when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed the most important public health achievements in American history, tobacco control landed near the top. After all, tobacco use negatively impacts every organ in your body, and is linked to a staggering range of diseases and early death.
    Related Topics:  Tobacco & Smoking, Impact,
  • California Wildfires Getting Clean Air to Help Communities Devastated by Wildfire
    February 2, 2018  |  Jenny Bard, Director, Health Partnerships, American Lung Association in California
    At 2 a.m. on the morning of October 9, I was awakened by a text message from my daughter with the frightening words, "We're evacuating." It would be a day of panic, disbelief and heartbreak as fires tore through Santa Rosa and other communities just north of San Francisco.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
  • Bill Kempiners Bill Kempiners: Celebrating Volunteer Leadership in Advocacy
    November 28, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    The American Lung Association was founded by volunteers and volunteers are still a vibrant, energizing force in our organization. From our advocates, LUNG FORCE Heroes and event volunteers to our community health education facilitators and our board members at the local and national level, our mission and impact are driven by dedicated and generous volunteers.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Foliage illustration in fall colors What Are You Thankful For?
    November 22, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we invite you to share what you are thankful for.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • Healthcare advocate in turquoise jacket shaking hands with representative I Have Cancer. And I Can't Imagine Losing My Healthcare.
    June 21, 2017  |  Ashley M.
    Ashley M. shares her story about battling lung cancer and why healthcare coverage is important to her. Read her story and stand with the American Lung Association to tell our Senators to protect American's healthcare.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • survivor_hands_k Supporting Survivors Today and Every Day
    June 2, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Every year on the first Sunday of June, local events are organized throughout the country in support of cancer survivors. National Cancer Survivor Day® is a celebration and rally of support for survivors.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • National Volunteer Week: Texas teen volunteers as lung cancer advocate after personal tragedy
    April 26, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    It's National Volunteer Week, and at the American Lung Association, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Whether making calls to their lawmakers, working the registration table at a LUNG FORCE Walk, or leading an Open Airways for Schools class, we depend on volunteers to advance our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • Women for Lung Health through the Decades
    March 16, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Much of our success wouldn't have been possible without the help of the many inspirational women who have advanced our mission along the way. In honor of Women's History Month, we recognize and thank the trailblazing women championing lung health.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • emily_k Remembering Emily Bissel in Honor of Women's History Month
    March 3, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    As the American Lung Association celebrates Women's History Month this March, we remember the legacy and accomplishments of one woman who was a pioneering public health hero, Emily Bissell.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • Protecting My Child from Nicotine Addiction
    February 1, 2017  |  April Hasson
    When I was in high school, I smoked. I was 14 or 15 when I tried my first cigarette. It seemed like everyone smoked, and a lot of my friends from high school still do. Access to cigarettes was simple.
    Related Topics:  Tobacco & Smoking, Impact,
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