The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.
American Lung Association News Stories
Sep 16, 2015
We asked voters across the country if they support stricter limits on the smog pollution they breathe. Their answer was an overwhelming YES! A staggering majority – 73 percent - of voters support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) placing[…]Read more...
Sep 15, 2015
We’ve may have closed out a busy summer but we have no plans to slow down this fall! Here are some highlights from the past month, including helping to create lung-friendly workplaces, the start of LUNG FORCE Expo season, and[…]Read more...
Sep 10, 2015
The vast majority of the American workforce spends at least part of their day laboring indoors where serious health dangers may be lurking in the air they breathe. According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), approximately 11 million[…]Read more...
Aug 26, 2015
Summer is almost over, but it was anything but “vacation-time” for the Lung Association. We were busy on all fronts in our fight for healthy air and healthy lungs. Here are some of the highlights from the past month, including[…]Read more...
American Lung Association Press Releases
Sep 30, 2015
The American Lung Association in partnership with Pfizer announces the launch of WHO PNEU?™ a public awareness campaign encouraging Baby Boomers and older Gen X-ers to recognize their personal risk for pneumococcal pneumonia — a serious lung diseasethat can be[…]Read more...
Sep 21, 2015
The American Lung Association applauds the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for updating the tobacco cessation recommendation. The update emphasizes that a comprehensive quit smoking benefit – all seven U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications and all three[…]Read more...
Sep 17, 2015
Registered voters overwhelmingly support newly proposed standards to cut emissions of methane and other toxic chemicals from the oil and gas industry, according to a new poll released today by the American Lung Association. The new data from a nationwide[…]Read more...
American Lung Association Releases New Case Study Highlighting Maine’s Victory in Expanding Tobacco Cessation CoverageSep 16, 2015
Today, the American Lung Association released a new case study highlighting the strategic legislative action that was taken in the state of Maine to successfully expand tobacco cessation coverage among the state’s Medicaid population. The case study, “Comprehensive Medicaid Tobacco[…]Read more...