American Lung Association

5 Quit Smoking Tips for a New Year Resolution

Help for the 70% of smokers that report wanting to quit One of the most popular resolutions at the beginning of each year is the desire to quit smoking, with more than 70% of smokers reporting they want to quit. Smoking is a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19, which makes 2021 an even more opportune time to begin the journey to quitting. With the help of the American Lung Association, more than a […]

5 Quit Smoking Tips for a New Year Resolution

Help for the 70% of smokers that report wanting to quit  One of the most popular resolutions at the beginning of each year is the desire to quit smoking, with more than 70% of smokers reporting they want to quit. Smoking is a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19, which makes 2021 an even more opportune time to begin the journey to quitting. With the help of the American Lung Association, more than a million […]

New Report: Texas Among Worst in Nation for Lung Cancer Screening

American Lung Association’s new report examines toll of lung cancer in Texas, identifies opportunities to save lives with improved access to screenings Today, the American Lung Association released the annual “State of Lung Cancer” Report, which indicates that Texas ranks very poorly in for lung cancer screening (45th out of 49). Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and it’s estimated that 14,830 Texans will be diagnosed with this disease in 2020 alone. The […]

Five Silent, Possibly Deadly Asthma Triggers in Texas

Raising awareness of asthma triggers in May, Asthma Awareness Month HOUSTON – (May 1, 2018) – Many household items and environmental changes may seem harmless, but could prove deadly to a person with asthma. The American Lung Association in Texas would like to raise awareness of asthma triggers during May, which is Asthma Awareness Month. In Texas, more than two million people suffer from asthma; a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult. With every breath, air passes […]