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Nov 01, 2017, 08:01 ET New Study from American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Reveals Low Awareness of Lifesaving Lung Cancer Screening Among Those at Greatest Risk

Lung cancer is the nation's leading cause of cancer death. According to the American Lung Association, screening can save thousands of lives, yet...


Sep 27, 2017, 08:00 ET Lung Association to Offer Quit-Smoking Programs for Residents of Public Housing with Support from Anthem Foundation

The American Lung Association announced a new collaboration with the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., to offer...


Sep 21, 2017, 03:10 ET American Lung Association stepping up the fight against lesser known Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, or IPF

Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease affecting more than 140,000 Americans that interferes with a person's ability to breathe and gets progressively...


Aug 15, 2017, 08:52 ET Vaccines Bolster Immune Systems That Weaken with Age

During August's National Immunization Awareness Month, the American Lung Association reminds adults that there are vaccine recommendations from the...


Oct 25, 2016, 08:00 ET New Research from American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Finds Lung Cancer Awareness Remains Critically Low, Despite Being #1 Cancer Killer

To kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health,...


May 10, 2016, 12:00 ET American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Partners with Patti LaBelle in a New Video to Raise Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women

 Today the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health, debuted a short video featuring GRAMMY®...


Mar 16, 2016, 08:00 ET Lung Cancer Advocates from Every State Take to Capitol Hill to Fight for More Research Funding

Today, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Heroes - those personally impacted by lung cancer - came together from all fifty states at the...


Nov 04, 2015, 09:47 ET Patti LaBelle, la cantante ganadora del premio Grammy, se asocia a LUNG FORCE de la American Lung Association para educar al público acerca del cáncer de pulmón

Para dar inicio al Mes de Concientización sobre el Cáncer de Pulmón, que se celebra este noviembre, la iniciativa LUNG FORCE de la...


Nov 04, 2015, 09:17 ET Grammy Award-Winning Singer Patti LaBelle Teams Up With American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE To Educate The Public About Lung Cancer

 To kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS...


Nov 07, 2014, 18:04 ET 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 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...


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 13, 2014, 07:00 ET 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...


Oct 24, 2013, 14:24 ET 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...


Jul 10, 2013, 18:10 ET 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, 10:58 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...


Apr 24, 2013, 01:25 ET American Lung Association "State of the Air 2013" Report Finds Air Quality Improves Nationwide Despite More Spikes in Unhealthy Air Days

 The American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2013" report released today finds significant progress in the reduction of year-round...


Jan 30, 2013, 11:05 ET New Bipartisan Poll Reveals Strong Support for Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles

Voters support EPA setting stricter air pollution standards to protect public health  An overwhelming majority of voters supports the...


Jan 16, 2013, 05:15 ET Tobacco Industry Continues to Spend Billions While Public Health Shortchanged

American Lung Association Annual "State of Tobacco Control Report" reveals tragic money trail leading to tobacco-caused death and disease; federal...


Jan 14, 2013, 10:33 ET American Lung Association Releases "State of Tobacco Control 2013" Report January 16, 2013, at 5 a.m. (ET)

WHAT:  The American Lung Association is releasing the results of its eleventh annual "State of Tobacco Control" report which tracks progress...


Dec 27, 2012, 09:35 ET American Lung Association Report Outlines Critical Next Steps for Healthy Air

American Lung Association's "Healthy Air Agenda" Calls on the Obama Administration to Protect the Air We Breathe The American Lung...


Dec 14, 2012, 11:15 ET American Lung Association Applauds EPA Decision to Protect Public from Soot

Mother Who Lost Daughter from Asthma Attack Joins Lung Association Chief Medical Officer in commending Obama Administration's Stronger Particulate...