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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Decision
On June 30, 2022 the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case West Virginia vs. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The decision limits EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants.
Stories About the Impact of Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars
At the Lung Association, we understand first-hand the impact that menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars have had. We asked some of our colleagues to share their personal experiences.