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2012-04-23 06:27:45

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association announced today that it has released new interim guidelines to assist physicians, their patients and the public in their discussions about lung cancer screening. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States; having a five-year survival rate of only 15 percent. Recent research from the National Cancer Institute National Lung Cancer Screening Trial...

2012-04-14 23:00:26

Kelser Corporation presents $9,000 to the American Lung Association from the 2011 "Kelser Charity Challenge" golf tournament. In 2012, Kelser will host the 19th annual event in support of ALA efforts to fight for clean air and healthy lungs. East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) April 13, 2012 On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Kelser Corporation will hold their annual charity golf tournament in support of the American Lung Association. Partners, vendors, friends and employees will gather at the Indian...

2012-03-08 09:00:00

American Lung Association Urges States to Heed Surgeon General's Recommendations WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults, the new report released today by U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, sends a powerful message: the failure of states to invest in proven policies and programs has resulted in 3 million new youth and young adult smokers, a third of whom will ultimately die from their addiction. The report also...

2012-02-13 10:54:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While gasoline consumption in Minnesota dipped to its lowest point in a decade in 2011, sales of E85 fuel in Minnesota finished the year strong. Owners of flex fuel vehicles, which can use either ethanol-based E85 or regular unleaded, bought an estimated 19.8 million gallons of E85 in 2011, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. That would place 2011 as the 3rd best year for E85 sales, after...

2012-01-25 04:24:10

Adding the acid reflux drug lansoprazole to a standard inhaled steroid treatment for asthma does not improve asthma control in children who have no symptom of acid reflux, according to a new study funded in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Lansoprazole therapy slightly increased the risk of sore throats and other respiratory problems in children, however. Results of this study, which was also sponsored by the American...

2012-01-19 08:00:00

Report card clearly illustrates importance of passing upcoming California Cancer Research Act ballot measure LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association released the State of Tobacco Control 2012, an annual report that provides grades to the federal government and all 50 states and the District of Columbia on four key tobacco control areas. In conjunction with this national report, the American Lung Association in California released the State...

2012-01-19 07:05:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Dakota was praised in the 2012 State of Tobacco Control Report for spending close to the level recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its state tobacco control program, and for exceeding CDC recommendations for investing in a statewide "quitline" service to help smokers kick the habit. But the state also received an "F" grade for its 44 cents-a-pack cigarette tax, among the lowest in the region....

2012-01-19 07:02:00

PIERRE, S.D., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association's annual State of Tobacco Control Report gave the state a "thumbs up" for adding some tobacco cessation coverage for state employees and for exceeding the recommended "investment per smoker" in funding its Quit Line telephone service. As a result, its grade for cessation coverage improved from an "F" in 2010 to a "D" in this year's report. Other grades remained the same, however. In the tobacco prevention...

2012-01-19 06:59:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota is a leader in some areas, but falls short in others to protect children and curb tobacco-related disease in 2011 according to the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control 2012 report. The Lung Association's annual report card on tobacco control monitors progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state levels and assigns grades to assess whether laws are protecting citizens from the terrible...

2012-01-19 04:00:00

American Lung Association Releases Tenth Annual State of Tobacco Control Report Card WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most states' efforts to protect children and curb tobacco-related disease are abysmal according to the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control 2012 report. The federal government made major advances but lost one significant opportunity to save lives. The Lung Association's annual report card monitors progress on key tobacco...