About the American Lung Association

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.

The Lung Association provides support and education for those living with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and fighting external threats to lung health such as tobacco, air pollution, and more.

Your generous donations make our work possible. Our important lung health programs and focus areas include:


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

American Lung Association Action Network

Our advocacy success is dependent on the engagement of knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers who participate with us in various campaigns. Make your voice heard on key issues that impact your lung health by taking a leading role in eliminating tobacco, cleaning up our air, or reducing the threat of climate change by joining the American Lung Association Action Network. Sign up today!

Asthma Basics

A 50-minute interactive online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma, the Asthma Basics course is ideal for frontline healthcare professionals, including school nurses and community health workers, as well as individuals with asthma, parents of children with asthma, co-workers, 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 a wide range of topics.

Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One

A unique, web-based learning experience focused on lung cancer patients and their caregivers, the Facing Lung Cancer website offers information on treatment decisions, how to find support, and an interactive library where you can learn from lung cancer experts.

Freedom From Smoking® and Freedom From Smoking® Online

For more than 30 years, Freedom From Smoking® has helped hundreds of thousands of people to quit for good. The gold standard of quit smoking programs, Freedom From Smoking® is a seven-week clinic that takes you through the process of quitting smoking one step at a time. The online version of the program guides people through eight modules via a protected website.

Lung HelpLine

The Lung HelpLine is available at 1-800-LUNGUSA or 1-800-586-4872 seven days a week and provides free information from registered nurses, respiratory therapists and quit smoking specialists. Areas of expertise include asthma and allergies, COPD, lung cancer, quitting smoking, air quality and much more. Translation services offered for over 150 languages.

For information about additional programs and other focus areas, visit our website.