Each Breath Blog

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.

Top Story: COVID-19

As coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the U.S. and globally, the American Lung Association has updated guidance on how to protect yourself and your family. Read More

#Act4Impact Comes Together with Support

To raise funds for the initiative, we then announced our #Act4Impact livestream benefit, to provide free lung health education and masks to those in need. Read More

Quitting Tobacco for Good May Be Easier with One Unlikely Tool

A study by thoracic surgeon Dr. David Tom Cooke suggests that using a Quitline/Helpline may be the secret to quitting tobacco for good. Read More

Mission Moment September– 2020

Join QUEEN LATIFAH on September 26 for a star-studded livestream benefit, nationally presented by CVS Health, to support the American Lung Association's COVID-19 Action Initiative. Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month: Bringing Attention to COVID-19 in the Latino Community

Dr. Juanita Mora talks about her work in the Hispanic community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Why Drive an Electric Vehicle?

Electric Vehicles have zero direct emissions, making the air we breathe cleaner and safer. Yet some car owners are hesitant to make the switch. We are breaking down the most common questions about EVs to help you navigate the information. Read More

Double the Trouble, Double the Blessing: Dr. Ankit Bharat Recounts Double-Lung Transplants on Lungcast™ Episode #2

Human fortitude, meet medical innovation. Stronger together than when apart, this is an unbeatable combination. Like catching lightning in a bottle, it can ultimately result in miraculous outcomes. Read More

Back to School: Vape-Free During COVID-19 Times

Back to school this year has a whole new context with COVID-19. For some young people, back to school may offer increased opportunities for experimentation with tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Read More

Champions Unite: Lung Association Board Member, Tony Gwynn, Jr., Speaks on Racial Health Disparities and Social Injustice

It is hard to believe that I am living through a global pandemic that has been caused by a respiratory disease. In its wake, we have lost more than 182,000 lives and sadly, that number has probably grown significantly since I wrote these words. Read More

COVID-19 and Wildfires: When Worlds Collide

Fueled by changing climate patterns, wildfire season has become longer and more destructive throughout the western United States. Read More


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