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One breath, ONE FORCE

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About Us

The American Lung Association is the leading organization dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

Our non-profit organization works to defeat lung cancer, improve the air we breathe, reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families, and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.

For over 110 years, we have led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our mission to help all Americans breathe easier is more important than ever.

Your generous donations make our work possible.

Our lung health programs and focus areas include:


A national movement led by the American Lung Association, LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones to stand together for lung health and against lung cancer. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of men and women in the United States. Together, we are a force to be reckoned with.

Lung Action Network

Our Lung Action Network enlists the help of dedicated volunteers who participate in campaigns to advocate for laws, rules and policies that improve lung health, reduce tobacco use and clean up pollution in the air we breathe. By joining the Lung Action Network, you can make your voice heard on key issues that impact lung health—such as research funding, preventing tobacco use, access to quality and affordable healthcare and clean air and climate protections. Sign up and become an advocate today!

Asthma Basics

Asthma Basics is an interactive online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma and asthma management techniques. The course is available for everyone—including school nurses, community health workers, individuals with asthma, parents of children with asthma, co-workers, and friends and family who want to learn more about the disease.

Better Breathers Clubs

Better Breathers Clubs are patient-centered and community-based educational support groups for those living with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Clubs meet regularly and feature educational presentations on resources and support on better COPD and pulmonary fibrosis management.

Freedom From Smoking®

For more than 35 years, Freedom From Smoking® has helped hundreds of thousands of people to quit for good. A proven and effective program, Freedom From Smoking® is available online, through in-person group clinics or a self-guided workbook, and takes the individual through the process of quitting smoking, one step at a time.

Lung HelpLine

Staffed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists and certified tobacco cessation counselors, our free Lung HelpLine is available at 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872). If you are newly diagnosed with a lung disease, want to quit smoking, or have any lung health question, we are here to help.

For information about additional programs and other focus areas, visit

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Osceola Consulting Capgemini EY
The Consortium on Children's Asthma Camps APCD Burns McDonnell
Kindred Kindred Bristol-Meyers Squibb
County of San Diego University of Redlands GSK
Balboa Seagulls

Media Sponsor

Star 94.1

Thank You to Our National Sponsors

Nationally Presented by

CVS Health

 National Corporate Team Partner

Kindred Healthcare

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