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Help Us Defend Healthy Air: 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. Unfortunately, the ruling means that EPA now has fewer tools it can use to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. However, EPA retains clear authority to address air pollution and climate change, and one immediate opportunity is to make much-needed updates to national air pollution standards. The agency is currently considering strengthening the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter and you can encourage them to finalize a stronger standard that will protect health. Please sign this petition today and share. It is more critical than ever that we make our voices heard and do all we can to fight for healthy air.

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Highlighting our Lifesaving Mission: From coast to coast, the Lung Association changes lives one breath at a time. Because when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. Watch our highlights from 2021-2022. Watch and share the video.

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Major Tobacco Developments: Teen vaping has been declared an epidemic by the Surgeon General. The American Lung Association has worked non-stop to protect our kids from these harmful and addictive tobacco products. On June 23, we thought we had achieved a major victory when the FDA ordered JUUL to remove its products from the market. However, on July 5, FDA issued an administrative stay of that order leaving JUUL products on the market indefinitely as FDA as it goes back and reviews JUUL’s application again. 

In addition, many e-cigarette companies, including the one currently most popular with kids, PuffBar, had been taking advantage of a loophole that exempted synthetic nicotine products to continue to sell kid-friendly flavored e-cigarettes. On July 13, that loophole was closed due to a law passed in March; now we need FDA to enforce the law. Read more

In June, the FDA also announced a plan to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes, making them less addictive. Reducing nicotine to non-addictive levels in cigarettes is an important step forward for public health, and we urge FDA to extend this proposal to include all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Read more

Protecting Your Child Against COVID-19: It is important to remember that anyone, at any age, can get severely ill from COVID-19. In general, children have been less affected by severe COVID-19 disease compared with adults. However, children with health conditions such as asthma or chronic lung disease, congenital heart disease, diabetes and obesity can be at higher risk for severe illness when compared with children who do not have health conditions. Get the facts on keeping them safe. And read our blog “5 Reasons Your Child Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine.”

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from COVID-19: Learn what to do to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Please  GIVE to the COVID-19 Action Initiative so we can help end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory viruses. Find the latest information at Lung.org/covid19 and be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram social channels and share these timely messages with your network.

Listen to Lungcast™: Dr. Carla Lamb at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center joins us to discuss her role in developing early interventional pulmonary training and recommendations, the utility of key diagnostic tools in the subspecialty, evolving roles for lung cancer treatments including bronchial stents, modernized COPD intervention and research, and the future of interventional pulmonary medicine. It is an information-packed interview! Tune into the interview, plus past episodes, at: Lung.org/lungcast.

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Your support makes our mission possible! Show your support for lung health and help drive our lifesaving mission forward. Register and join us in the fall! Find ways to get involved.

Make a Difference with a Vehicle Donation: Did you know that you can donate a vehicle to the Lung Association? Your donation will provide funding to important research, education and advocacy that can help save lives. Learn more about our Vehicle Donation Program. Donating is easy with free pick-up and support – in fact, each vehicle donation is tax deductible!

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Tips to Save Yourself from Summer's Deadly Heat Waves: Heat waves can take a toll on your lungs and overall health. See why and how to keep safe when the temperature rises this summer. Learn More

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Asthma Quality Improvement: Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 8.4 percent of American children have diagnosed asthma. In a concerted effort to improve care for these pediatric patients, the American Lung Association joined forces with existing clinics across the country to launch our “Enhancing Asthma Care Program.” This nationally recognized quality improvement partnership has since proven successful with now more than 450 clinics in 15 states. Learn more.

How Do Lungs Work? Have you ever wondered what makes your amazing lungs tick? Check out our new Lung Association "How Lungs Work" video.

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RESEARCH

Stay up to date with cutting-edge research that the American Lung Association is funding in various areas of lung health research, including advances in lung cancer treatments, understanding the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection, and new approaches to ending the youth vaping epidemic. This brand-new Research News page (lung.org/research-news) features the most recent studies, research, reports, and editorials by the American Lung Association Research Team in an easy-to-digest format, which includes what the study found, why it is important, and how they relate to the Lung Association.

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American Lung Association Presents at NCTOH 2022 

American Lung Association was honored to present at the 2022 National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) June 28-30, in New Orleans. A total of 82 American Lung Association staff attended this event, one of the largest, long-standing gatherings for top U.S. tobacco control professionals. The 2022 conference had 2,480 attendees participate nationwide. American Lung Association led three oral presentations and showcased 18 abstract posters at this event. 

EACH BREATH BLOG 

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. Learn more in our latest blog.

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Your generous support is the engine that drives our three-pronged mission of education, advocacy and research. Out of every dollar donated to the American Lung Association, 90 cents go to program services that help all of us and our loved ones breathe easier, now and in the future! 

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