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Mission Statement

The American Lung Association is committed to helping people quit smoking, the most preventable cause of death in the US, and to prevent young people from starting in the first place.

Our gold standard Freedom From Smoking (FFS) and FFS Online programs have helped thousands of smokers quit for good.

To help people with lung disease breathe easier, we promote Better Breathers Clubs and our toll-free Lung HelpLine (1-800-LUNG-USA). The Lung HelpLine is staffed by registered nurses and respiratory therapists with extensive experience. We also lead efforts to teach health professionals about best-practice asthma management through our Asthma Educator Institute (AEI).

Our work encompasses all aspects of our mission, improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

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Six out of ten Americans live in areas where air pollution reaches unhealthy levels.

At the American Lung Association, we work to ensure that the air you breathe is clean and safe.

Ozone and particulate matter make up the majority of what is commonly considered air pollution. Ozone pollution is especially dangerous between May and October when higher temperatures, increased sunlight, and stagnant atmospheric conditions transform air pollutants into ozone.

Children spend 50% more time outdoors than do adults, which amplifies their risk of breathing harmful air.

The American Lung Association leads the fight for healthy air every day. We fight for stronger clean air standards, lower power plant emissions, and cleaner fuel sources and vehicles. Strict national clean air standards and enforcement of laws like the Clean Air Act can dramatically improve air quality.

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http://www.fightforair.org

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