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February 2012    

State of Tobacco Control 2012The Year in Tobacco Control
The American Lung Association's tenth annual State of Tobacco Control report chronicles a frustrating mix of progress and backsliding as it monitors progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state levels and assigns grades to assess whether laws are effectively protecting citizens from the terrible health burden caused by tobacco use. » More
Children's Asthma Not Improved by Treating Symptomless Acid Reflux
A new study by the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network (ALA-ACRC), recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, may have a significant impact on children with asthma who have also been prescribed acid-controlling medication. » More
Radon—Hidden Health Risk
Mention radon to most people, and you'll get a blank stare. But mention lung cancer, and you've got their attention! What most people don't know is that exposure to radon, an invisible odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. » More
A New Year, A New You—Staying Active with Asthma
Many Americans are making the pledge to start (and keep) an exercise regimen for the year. If you have asthma, understanding your symptoms and how to manage them is the first step to a healthier, new you. » More
More Lung Association News
• Is Your State "Quit-Friendly" for Smokers?
• Strike Three for Tobacco in MLB
• Seven Tips to Successfully Quit Smoking in the New Year
In The News
• Smoking cessation saves Medicaid money
• Rapid Infant Growth Linked to Asthma in Study
• Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says
Freedom From Smoking Online Ready to Quit Smoking?
Are you ready to quit smoking? Are you looking for information on reasons to quit smoking, or how to help a friend or family member? The American Lung Association is here to help. We offer tools and resources to help smokers quit for good, like our Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program, available in a group setting, online or self-help book.  And our Lung HelpLine (1-800-Lung-USA) offers expert phone consultation for those who want to quit. Learn more about why and how to stop smoking.
In This Issue...

The Year in Tobacco Control

Children's Asthma Not Improved by Treating Symptomless Acid Reflux

Radon—Hidden Health Risk

A New Year, A New You Staying Active with Asthma

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