American Lung Association News for December 2023: Ending the Year on a High Note

Health and Fitness

December 19, 2023

Thank You!
We wish you and your family a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. We also offer our sincere thanks for making lung health and clean air a priority.

Each year we make significant progress toward a world without lung cancer and lung disease, and your support is the reason why. Help us end the year on a high note by making your tax?deductible donation now.

Thank you again for all that you do in support of lung health.
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Promoting Clinical Trials

At the prestigious Reuters Pharma & Patient USA 2023 Conference in November, Harold Wimmer, Lung Association President and CEO, presented our Awareness, Trust and Action campaign to increase Black Americans’ representation in lung cancer clinical trials. Read more.

Tell the White House Not To Give In to Big Tobacco

After the White House met with tobacco industry leaders, there have been reports that they will delay finalizing the rules to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

Don’t let Big Tobacco sway the White House and derail our lifesaving advocacy efforts. These rules are estimated to save hundreds of thousands of lives and prompt millions to quit smoking. Take action today and tell President Biden to finalize these rules before the end of the year.

The Health Benefits of Taking the Stairs

On January 10, people across the U.S. will be skipping the elevator in honor of National Take the Stairs Day, a yearly commitment to a healthier lifestyle, one step at a time. The health benefits of stair?climbing include improved balance and coordination as well as the strengthening of more major muscle groups, including your glutes... you’re welcome!

You can take your stair?climbing to the next level by signing up for one of our Fight For Air Climb events, taking place at iconic venues across the country. All our welcome, from beginners to elite climbers, firefighters and first responders. Find your Climb.

Healthcare Professional Survey on Indoor Air

Healthcare professionals, we need your help to better understand how indoor air pollution is impacting your patients' health.

We are asking healthcare professionals to complete a brief online survey to help us develop indoor air quality resources and programs. Bonus! Everyone who completes the survey will earn a chance to win a scholarship for a Lung Association CME/CEU educational course.

National Influenza Vaccination Week

We recognized National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 4 - 8) by reminding everyone that there is still time to get a flu shot. Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months and older, but especially for adults aged 65+, young children, people who are pregnant and those living with certain chronic conditions. Talk with your healthcare provider about flu vaccination and learn more at Lung.org/prevent-flu.

Help Prevent RSV: Resources for Parents

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a common virus affecting the lungs and is the leading cause of infant hospitalization. The CDC has recommended immunization options to help prevent severe RSV illness in babies. Learn more by visiting Lung.org/RSV. Support for this campaign is provided by Sanofi.