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Our Initiatives

Whether it's searching for lung disease cures, keeping kids off tobacco or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe, see how we work to save lives every day.

Our Initiatives


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LUNG FORCE, led by the American Lung Association, will unite women to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health. We stand together as one LUNG FORCE—for our breath, for our lives.

Learn more about LUNG FORCE »

Saved By The Scan

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You stopped smoking. Now start screening. If you smoked, low-dose CT screening could save your life. Take the quiz to see if you should get screened.

Learn more about Saved By The Scan »


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Scientific research is the front-line weapon in eliminating the terrible toll of lung disease on our families and loved ones.

Learn more about the research we fund »

Healthy Air

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Learn more about how polluted air can make you sick and how we are fighting to keep our air and nation healthy.

Learn more about healthy air »


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Tobacco-caused disease is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Discover how we can end the current cycle of addiction, illness and death.

Learn more about tobacco »

Education & Training

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Help others in your community stop smoking or manage their COPD by taking one of our training courses near you.

Learn more about our education & training courses »

In Your Community

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Find ways to get involved in your community by checking out these Lung Association programs in your state.

Learn more about initiatives in your state »

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Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

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We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

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LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

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Give today and your tax-deductible gift will go TWICE as far for everyone who struggles to breathe.