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2012-09-18 02:27:34

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association, with the support of actress Sarah Chalke, is issuing a call to action to mothers across the country to help protect themselves and their loved ones against the flu by getting vaccinated this and every year. Faces of Influenza, a national educational awareness initiative of the American Lung Association, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, educates the public about the seriousness of influenza and the need for...

2012-08-15 02:26:54

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association's latest health disparity report, "Cutting Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities," examines the prevalence of tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke in rural America, particularly among rural youth. Tobacco use is higher in rural communities than in suburban and urban communities, and smokeless tobacco use is shockingly twice as common. Rural youth are more likely to use...

2012-08-09 10:21:12

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Free home radon test kits are available to residents of nine counties in northeast and north-central Pennsylvania, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to the American Lung Association, or ALA. The kits are offered to residents of Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Potter, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga counties. "These test kits equip residents with...

2012-08-02 23:01:07

Supports project that brings reliable energy, cleaner air to New York City. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 Smart Power NY, a coalition of business, labor, public health, and environmental groups as well as local and state elected officials, today announced that the American Lung Association in New York has joined the coalition. Its first and most important goal is to see a successful conclusion to the Astoria Repowering Project, which will update NRG Energy's existing power plant in...

2012-07-02 10:22:59

Disturbing trend shows Big Tobacco's commitment to promote smoking in California is growing. Tobacco Money in Politics report exposes industry's political contributions for 2011-212 legislative cycle. SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco interests spent a total of $4.7 million during the first year of the 2011-2012 election cycle to fight Proposition 29 and to influence legislators and policies in California, according to a recent report by the...

2012-06-20 06:22:10

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association has released an edgy public service advertising (PSA) campaign featuring provocative television, online and out-of-home components to encourage people to download the charity's new State of the Air® smartphone application, a valuable resource for people living with lung disease like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), people with heart disease or diabetes, as well as older adults and children....

2012-05-30 06:26:31

Public health group joins long list of health advocates & cancer survivors united in fight against Big Tobacco LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Partnership at Drugfree.org endorsed Proposition 29, a tobacco tax initiative on the June 5 ballot that will raise money for cancer and other tobacco-related disease research in California. Jane Warner, President and CEO of the American Lung Association in California, released this statement in regard to the new...

2012-04-25 02:33:37

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Leading solar power provider Trina Solar (U.S.) Inc., a subsidiary of Trina Solar Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or "the Company") joined the American Lung Association in California today to announce its intention to donate 10.5 kW of its solar modules for the organization's San Diego offices. This announcement comes as the Lung Association released its annual State of the Air report on air quality. "Clean renewable technologies like...

2012-04-25 02:26:31

13th annual State of the Air 2012 report shows continued progress, challenges LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association released the State of the Air 2012 today, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. This year's report shows that although California still has some of the worst air in the nation, continuous progress in reducing ozone and particulate pollution has resulted in the...

2012-04-25 02:26:26

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota received its air quality grades in the 2012 State of the Air Report, released today by the American Lung Association. On the whole, the state earned improved grades for the number and severity of "high ozone days," but scored lower grades for "high particle pollution days." Duluth was one of five municipal areas ranked by the national report as a "cleanest city" for both ozone and year-round particle pollution....