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.

My Newborn was Hospitalized with RSV

It’s important for new parents to know steps they can take to prevent RSV infection in their baby, what signs and symptoms to watch for and to speak with their child’s healthcare provider when their child becomes ill with a respiratory infection. Read More

How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Improve Lung Health

On Tuesday, August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. This is a landmark law that will have dramatic benefits for the health of our nation. Read More

Vaccines, Masks and Social-Distancing: Oh My!

Dr. Mora shares back-to-school tips to help parents protect their children from a myriad of infections that may circulate in a school environment. Read More

What Is Synthetic Nicotine?

Synthetic nicotine is created in a laboratory rather than from tobacco leaves. Though synthetic nicotine has been around for some time, it has only recently started being used in products such as e-cigarettes as the production costs have gone down. Read More

Mission Moment August 2022

On August 9, we were proud to launch our new youth vaping Ad Council public service campaign, #DoTheVapeTalk. 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

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