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2011-01-20 07:23:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Dakota was again honored with an "A" grade for being one of only two states to fund state tobacco control and prevention programs above the level recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the latest American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control Report." Two other grades remained unchanged from last year's report: an "F" grade for cigarette taxes, and a "C" grade for smokefree air. North Dakota's...

2011-01-20 04:00:00

American Lung Association Releases 2010 State of Tobacco Control Report WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association released its State of Tobacco Control 2010 report today, which tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state level, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from the enormous burden caused by tobacco use. This year, the Lung Association applauds the federal government for...

2010-11-09 08:10:00

Despite Federal Health Care Overhaul, Gaps Remain in Helping Smokers Quit WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans will get needed help to quit smoking thanks to the newly enacted U.S. health care law, and it is up to states to close a gap that still remains for other smokers, a new American Lung Association report finds. In its new report, "Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation Coverage 2010," the American Lung Association applauds important advances in...

2010-10-26 00:01:44

Freedom From Smoking Program now available as part of Bloom Health's Virtual Shelf of health insurance plans and other services Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 25, 2010 Bloom Health today announced a partnership with the American Lung Association. Starting early 2011, Bloom Health will offer free and premium versions of the Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® program through its Virtual Shelfâ“ž¢, an online marketplace where employers use a defined...

2010-08-31 09:04:00

Register Now for the Embargoed Virtual Press Conference WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by American Lung Association: WHAT: The American Lung Association will host a press briefing on September 14, 2010, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT to release the embargoed results of a study conducted by researchers at Penn State University, which finds that helping smokers quit not only saves lives but also offers favorable economic benefits to U.S. states. The...

2010-07-14 15:21:00

New American Lung Association Program Accepting Applications DES MOINES, Iowa, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, August 13th, children between the ages of 6 and 14 will participate in the American Lung Association in Iowa's asthma education event at Principal Park. This program provides children the chance to experience outdoor fun in a medically-supervised environment while learning to understand and manage their asthma. "Asthma is the leading cause of school...

2010-06-29 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association's latest health disparity report, Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community, examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the need for additional research specific to this community. Most state and national health surveys do not collect information on sexual orientation and gender identity; however, there are current data...

2010-05-13 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association launched its first nationwide public service advertising (PSA) brand campaign in more than a decade today in an effort to raise awareness and engage people in the mission of the century-old public health charity. The campaign includes television, radio, print and out-of-home elements, all of which emphasize the American Lung Association's brand platform and tagline, "Fighting for Air." To view the multimedia assets...

2010-05-05 16:23:00

A Gift of American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking(R) Online Could Help You Celebrate Many More Mother's Days WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in America, and its toll on women -- including mothers --is tragic. This Mother's Day, the American Lung Association suggests that a membership to Freedom From Smoking® Online (www.ffsonline.org) could be the gift that not only lasts a lifetime, but can lead to a...

2010-04-20 06:59:00

Register Now for the 'State of the Air' Embargoed Virtual Press Conference WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory was issued today by the American Lung Association: WHAT: The American Lung Association will release the results of its annual State of the Air report during an embargoed virtual press conference to be held via webinar and teleconference at 2:00 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The 11th Annual American Lung Association State of the Air...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.