American Lung Association Public Policy Positions

The American Lung Association promotes policies that improve lung health, eliminate health disparities, reduce tobacco use, curb climate change, and clean up air pollution. Our public policy positions on lung health and other issues direct our public policy advocacy efforts. Read more about our positions.

Energy and Transportation

See our public policy positions on protecting public health through energy used for electricity generation, transportation, and residential, commercial and industrial uses and transportation. Approved June 2021.

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Healthy Air

Indoor and outdoor air pollution and climate change affects the health of everyone in this country. See our public policy positions on protecting public health from these threats. Approved June 2021.

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Lung Health

Eliminating disparities and improving access to quality, affordable healthcare is vital for all, especially those with lung cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). See our public policy positions on these and other lung health issues. Approved June 2021.

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Non-Profit Management

Policies that support charitable giving, volunteerism and advocacy allow all non-profit organizations to achieve their mission.  See our public policy positions to support efficient and effective charitable work. Approved June 2021.

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Occupational Health

We support efforts that identify, eliminate or minimize hazardous exposure to occupational health hazards. See our public policy positions to support protecting occupational health. Approved June 2021.

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Research

A sustained investment in high-quality scientific research is needed in the fight against lung disease. See our public policy positions supporting research to prevent and treat lung disease and discover cures. Approved June 2021.

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Tobacco and Health

Tobacco-caused disease is the leading cause of preventable death in our country, the Lung Association supports public policies to prevent tobacco use by youth, eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke and help all tobacco users quit. Approved June 2021.

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Page last updated: July 16, 2021

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