Latest American Lung Association Stories

2011-08-02 14:04:00

The American Lung Association in California's Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing releases results from a new statewide survey about tobacco policies in the retail environment. SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California voters overwhelmingly support more regulation of tobacco products and greater enforcement of laws against the sales of tobacco products to minors, according to a public opinion survey conducted by the American Lung Association in...

2011-07-28 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association has released a television advertisement today in an effort to thwart Congressional attempts to weaken the Clean Air Act. This effort is part of the Lung Association's Healthy Air Campaign to preserve the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to implement and enforce this forty-year-old landmark public health law. The provocative new ad focuses on the devastating effects of air pollution and its...

2011-07-19 08:00:00

The American Lung Association in California's Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing releases a new report on campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures by tobacco interests. SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco interests spent a total of $9.3 million on campaign contributions and lobbying in California during the 2009-2010 election cycle and have spent nearly $100 million over the last decade, according to a new report by the Center for Tobacco...

2011-07-13 09:28:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forget the flashy prototypes, concept vehicles, or "clean fuels of the future" that exist only in the laboratory or on the cover of Popular Mechanics - a free lecture offered by the American Lung Association in Minnesota focuses instead on alternative fuels and vehicles that are available here in Minnesota, right now. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, July 20, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Mississippi Room in the American...

2011-06-21 05:11:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association heralds the announcement today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its final rule requiring graphic health warning labels on all cigarette packages and advertisements. At long last, starting in the fall of 2012, these large, graphic warning labels will appear on the top 50 percent of the front and back of all cigarette packs - replacing the 25 year-old warnings that are ineffective and hidden...

2011-06-17 10:35:00

Amendment Would Cripple Efforts to Protect Kids from Tobacco Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association and American Lung Association WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an amendment offered to an appropriations bill by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) that would have given a $392 million gift to the tobacco industry and crippled efforts to...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'