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American Lung Association

Reviewed by: HU Medical Review Board | Last Reviewed: May 2016.

The American Lung Association is leading the way in helping all Americans breathe easier. As the nation's oldest voluntary health organization, we are America’s trusted source for lung health education, lung disease research, support, programs, services and advocacy. Since 1904, we have led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe.

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Our work is focused on five strategic imperatives:

To defeat lung cancer;To improve the air we breathe;To reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families;To eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; andTo accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission.At the American Lung Association, we never take breathing for granted, because millions of Americans fight for each and every breath. We’re here for you, when you need us at 1-800-LUNGUSA or