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Nov 07, 2014, 18:04 ET
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American Lung Association Congratulates NASCAR Driver Mackena Bell on Advancing to the Nationwide Series

Mackena Bell, NASCAR driver and Honorary Spokesperson for LUNG FORCE, a national movement fighting lung cancer in women, will be competing in the...

Oct 29, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Valerie Harper, Jewel, Kellie Pickler, Mackena Bell Raise Their Voices with the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE in Support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month

As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, Emmy-winning actress and author Valerie Harper, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jewel,...

Sep 03, 2014, 07:02 ET

American Lung Association Congratulates CVS For Removing All Tobacco Products From CVS/Pharmacy Stores

 The American Lung Association applauds CVS for removing cigarettes and all tobacco products from all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S....

Aug 20, 2014, 11:38 ET

American Lung Association Urges Adults with Lung Disease to Consult their Health Care Provider to Stay Current on Vaccinations

Children aren't the only segment of our population who can receive vaccinations to help prevent disease. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Jul 01, 2014, 14:18 ET
Presenters and awardees at the Inaugural American Lung Association LUNG FORCE Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on June 28, 2014. Pictured (l to r): Laphonza Butler, President SEIU ULTCW, LUNG FORCE Commitment Award recipient; Kim Coles, Emcee; Cynthia Munzer, LUNG FORCE Hero and Kathryn Joosten Courage Award recipient; Denise Aberle, MD, LUNG FORCE Impact Award recipient; California State Senator Holly Mitchell (PRNewsFoto/American Lung Association ...)

American Lung Association in California Hosts Inaugural Lung Force Gala Honoring Top Lung Health Advocates

 The American Lung Association in California hosted its LUNG FORCE Gala on Saturday, June 28, and honored individuals and organizations for...

Jun 03, 2014, 08:00 ET

Jewel Releases Original Song to Support American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE, the New National Movement Uniting Women Against Lung Cancer, in Conjunction with CVS/pharmacy In-Store Fundraising Campaign

 Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel unveiled a new song, "Sing On," in support of LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in...

May 21, 2014, 13:29 ET

Report: California Fuels Policies to Save State Residents over $10 Billion in Health, Economic Costs by 2020

 A new report, Driving California Forward from Environmental Defense Fund and the American Lung Association in California, provides a...

May 13, 2014, 07:00 ET
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American Lung Association Teams Up with Valerie Harper and Kellie Pickler to Launch LUNG FORCE, National Public Health Initiative to Fight Lung Cancer in Women

 Today, the American Lung Association, in partnership with national presenting sponsor, CVS Caremark, unveiled LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to...

Apr 30, 2014, 09:00 ET

La Asociación Americana del Pulmón Publica el Reporte de la Calidad del Aire 2014 de las Ciudades y Condados de California

 Esta mañana, La Asociación Americana del Pulmón publicó La Condición del Aire 2014, un reporte anual sobre la calidad...

Apr 30, 2014, 09:00 ET

American Lung Association Releases 2014 Report on Air Quality for California Cities and Counties

 This morning, the American Lung Association released State of the Air 2014, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and...

Feb 11, 2014, 11:00 ET

American Lung Association in California and Assemblymember Richard Pan, M.D. Urge Sacramento Residents to Get a Flu Shot

In response to the widespread outbreak of the influenza virus in California which now has claimed 24 lives in Sacramento and more than 200 deaths...

Jan 22, 2014, 08:00 ET
Jan 22, 2014, 08:00 ET

American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control 2014" Report Calls on California to Renew Its Commitment to Eliminate Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease

Lung Association Report Grades All California Cities and Counties On Key Tobacco Control Policies; Reveals Tobacco Use Still a Health Crisis Fifty...

Nov 13, 2013, 13:00 ET

New Smoking Cessation Campaign in Sacramento Offers Support for the "Quitter in You"

American Lung Association in California and Anthem Blue Cross Partner to Help Smokers Quit  The American Lung Association in California...

Oct 24, 2013, 14:24 ET
Infographic - Lung Cancer Facts. How much do you know about the #1 cancer killer in America? (PRNewsFoto/American Lung Association)

New Lung Cancer Screening Assessment Tool Could Save Lives

Unlike mammography for breast cancer or colonoscopy for colon cancer, there has been no widely accepted screening tool to detect lung cancer at an...

Sep 30, 2013, 13:26 ET

American Lung Association in California Commends Governor Brown For Extending Critical Clean Air Incentives

The American Lung Association in California commends Governor Brown for signing Assembly Bill 8 (Perea and Skinner), critical clean air...

Sep 04, 2013, 15:23 ET

Statement by the American Lung Association in California On the Death of President and CEO, Jane Warner

 Last week, the American Lung Association in California lost a true visionary and leader as President and CEO, Jane Warner, died unexpectedly...

Jul 10, 2013, 18:10 ET
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American Lung Association's New Lung Cancer Video and "Facing Lung Cancer" Web Site Help Patients and Caregivers Navigate the Disease

 The American Lung Association's Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One  online lung cancer resource now features a new video,...

Jun 24, 2013, 16:04 ET

New Smoking Cessation Campaign Offers Support for the "Quitter in You"

The American Lung Association and WellPoint Inc. are supporting smokers in their efforts to quit for good through the "Quitter in You" smoking...

Jun 05, 2013, 11:35 ET

American Lung Association Report: Women at Greater Risk of COPD; Half Don't Know They Have It

Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths...