Since the 1950s, the American Lung Association has battled against the scourge of tobacco use, which is a major cause of lung-related deaths and disease. The Lung Association was one of the first organizations to tell people about the dangers of smoking, even before the landmark Surgeon General's Report on smoking was issued in 1964.
The Lung Association has also pushed for laws to eliminate exposure to toxic secondhand smoke, starting with airplanes in the early 1990s and now in all public places and workplaces, including restaurants and bars.
Now in our second century, the American Lung Association saves lives, by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The American Lung Association is Fighting for Air through research, education and advocacy.
See a list of all the dedicated individuals that helped create the State of Tobacco Control 2013 report.