American Lung Association in California works to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education, community service, advocacy and research. Lung disease, including asthma, emphysema and lung cancer, is the third leading cause of death in America.
Please call the American Lung Association for answers to questions about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C.O.P.D.), emphysema, tuberculosis and other lung diseases as well as questions about the health effects of air pollution, the harmful effects of tobacco, the prevalence of youth smoking and other concerns related to lung health. They provide information, education materials, programs and referrals to community resources.
The American Lung Association has programs to help those who wish to quit smoking, including Freedom From Smoking. The American Lung Association has support groups for adult asthma sufferers and for parents of children with asthma. Please call or visit their website for more information.