American Lung Association April News: Staff 2X Match, Cigarette Warnings + Supplemental Oxygen Reform

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April 22, 2024

Staff 2x Match: Your Gift DOUBLED for Giving Week

Right now, the staff of the American Lung Association will match all donations up to $50,000.

Your donation makes a difference, supporting everything from advocacy for supplemental oxygen reform to our Lung HelpLine assisting callers who are navigating a new lung cancer diagnosis.

Double your donation and help us reach our Giving Week fundraising goal.

New EPA Rules for Cars & Trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized two new rules to improve public health, advance health equity and address climate change. One rule sets limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new heavy?duty vehicles and another places stricter limits on tailpipe emissions from new cars. Read about the key findings of a new poll showing overwhelming support for clean air protections like these.

FDA’s Graphic Cigarette Warnings Upheld

In a major victory for public health, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has unanimously upheld graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising required under a 2020 FDA rule. This decision reverses a ruling by a lower court judge that blocked the warnings. Rejecting tobacco industry arguments, the appellate court found that the FDA’s warnings are “factual and uncontroversial” and do not violate the First Amendment. Learn more.

Top Lung News

? Support Supplemental Oxygen Reform
? LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day
? Caring for Patients During Climate Disasters
? April’s Mission Moment

More Lung News

Put a Spring in Your Step

Now is the time to take meaningful steps to defeat lung cancer by joining one of our spring LUNG FORCE Walks or Run/Walks. At these celebratory events, we come together as one mighty LUNG FORCE, bringing about positive change and honoring the memory of those we’ve lost while lifting up those who need our support. Find your Walk or Run/Walk.

Save Now on the Asthma Educator Institute in June

Registration is open for the American Lung Association’s Asthma Educator Institute, a virtual course that will be live?streamed online over three days in early June. This popular course is designed for frontline healthcare professionals looking to implement asthma guidelines-based care or preparing for the NBRC Asthma Educator Specialist (AE-C) exam. CME and CEU credits are available. Register before May 8 to save $25. Contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

What You Need to Know About Lung Nodules & Lung Cancer Staging

Among the many steps following the discovery of a lung nodule, an important step is staging. To learn more about what goes into discovering, diagnosing, staging and treating lung nodules, go to Lung Nodules and Lung Cancer Staging. Support for these resources made possible by Olympus.

People Impacted by Lung Cancer Advocate for Research & Public Health Funding

In March, our LUNG FORCE Heroes traveled to Washington, D.C. for the?American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day. Our LUNG FORCE Heroes are people living with lung cancer, their loved ones and caregivers, as well as advocates and allies from across the country. Over the course of a day, they met with members of Congress to share their stories and ask them to support lifesaving research and public health funding the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A special thank you to our event sponsors, including Merck, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Regeneron, AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai and Novocure.