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.

COVID-19 Hot Topics: BA.5 Variant

Omicron has mutated into many subvariants, including BA.5 which is now the dominate strain of COVID-19 in the United States. Here is what you need to know about BA.5 to help stay safe from serious COVID-19 illness. Read More

Super Stoppers: This Saved My Life

The Super Stoppers Club is back in session. To belong, all a cigarette smoker has to do is quit. Read More

Welcome to Super Stoppers

Welcome to the Super Stoppers Club, an honorary society that I started many years ago when I was a columnist for The Washington Post. I’m delighted to rejuvenate it on behalf of the American Lung Association. Read More

Introducing the Super Stoppers Club

The American Lung Association is excited to announce that Bob Levey, former reporter for the Washington Post, is now a member of our Ambassador Council and will become a frequent writer for the Lung Association. Read More

Lung Cancer Can Happen to Anyone: LF Hero Shares Her Story

Nikki Sparks was just 37 years old when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Though she had childhood asthma, she lived a very healthy lifestyle and there was no history of cancer in the family, so the diagnosis came as quite a shock. Read More

Cheryl Calhoun OpEd on Menthol Cigarettes

When I was growing up as a Black girl in Washington, D.C., everyone around me smoked Kool or Salem menthol cigarettes. Read More

The Dangers of Flavored Cigars

Besides proposing a rule to end the sale of menthol cigarettes, a separate newly proposed FDA rule would also eliminate flavored cigars. Read More

What to Know if Your Loved One is Diagnosed with ARDS

Acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, is a serious lung condition caused by an abnormal buildup of fluid inside the lungs. Read More

Brother Honors His Sister with Trek Across Maine

Peter talks about participating in one of the American Lung Association’s most celebrated events, and the person who inspired him to do so. Read More

Mission Moment - July 2022

On June 30, the Supreme Court limited EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases from coal and oil-fired power plants. We were one of the parties involved in this case. Read More

Asthma Educator Institute
, | Jul 11, 2022
Freedom From Smoking Clinic
Bedford, PA | Jul 12, 2022