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2010-04-12 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association today released its report, Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans, a compilation of research examining lung cancer among African Americans and the need to eliminate this and other health disparities. The report, which includes a preface by William J. Hicks, M.D., provides important information on the possible biological, environmental, political and cultural factors that make African...

2010-02-25 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, millions of Americans faithfully make New Year's resolutions including quitting smoking. However, a recent survey with more than 1,000 former smokers conducted on behalf of the American Lung Association showed that 60 percent of people were not able to quit smoking on their first try and required multiple attempts to quit smoking. See video from American Lung Association at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/ALA_37293 Helping more Americans quit...

2009-12-15 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many people will make New Year's resolutions to quit smoking this year. With a still uncertain economy, quitting smoking is good both for your health and your wallet. Having a solid smoking cessation plan can greatly improve a person's chance for success. The American Lung Association offers tips and resources that have helped thousands of people give up smoking for good: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the different over-the-counter...

2009-04-22 08:00:00

--Only Two States Passed Comprehensive Smokefree Laws, Three plus DC Raised Tobacco Taxes-- WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a report released today by the American Lung Association, 2008 proved to be a slow year for tobacco control policies on the state level, with only a select few taking the steps that are needed to curb tobacco use and save lives. In its annual update of State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues or SLATI, now in its 21st year of...

2009-01-13 06:31:00

2009 Presents Tremendous Opportunities to Reverse Tobacco Caused Public Health Crisis Editor's Note: Complete report including federal and state grades available at: www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org. WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association released its State of Tobacco Control 2008 report today, which includes a report card that grades the strength of state and federal laws to protect citizens from tobacco caused illness now at the heart of America's...

2008-12-18 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many people will make New Year's resolutions to quit smoking this year. With the economy in turmoil, quitting smoking is not only good for your health, but also your wallet. Having a solid smoking cessation plan can greatly improve one's chance for success. The American Lung Association offers tips and resources that have helped thousands of people give up smoking for good: 1. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the different...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist and most recent winner of Dancing With the Stars, has been named chairperson for the 2008 American Lung Association Christmas Seals Campaign in an effort to help raise funds in support of the organization's mission: to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. The American Lung Association Christmas Seals tradition began in 1907 to conquer Tuberculosis. Today, the Lung Association is fighting new...

2008-08-12 09:01:36

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite 46 states and the District of Columbia receiving an estimated $1 billion in additional funds this April from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, a new report from the American Lung Association finds fewer states are implementing policy initiatives to reduce tobacco use than in recent years. The 2008 mid-term update to the American Lung Association's State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues or SLATI report, uncovered a pattern of...

2008-07-30 21:00:36

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives for its historic passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act today. The overwhelming margin of support this legislation received highlights the bipartisan consensus that the time has come for it to become law. The American Lung Association now calls on the U.S. Senate, where the legislation has 57 sponsors, to pass this important public health...

2008-06-26 12:03:21

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An article in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows, alarmingly, that the decline in smoking rates among high school students seen from 1997 to 2003 continues to stagnate. These results are an ominous sign as an overwhelming majority of smokers begin their deadly addiction during this critical stage of development in their lives. "Ninety percent of...