The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; champion clean air for all; improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and create a tobacco-free future.

Our Mission and Goals

See our mission and learn more about our strategic plan to achieve our goals. Learn more about our mission.

Our Impact

Whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco or advocating for laws that protect the air we all breathe, the work of the American Lung Association helps to save lives every day. Learn more about our impact.

Our History

For more than 115 years, the American Lung Association has been the champion of healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our work is more important than ever. Learn more about our history.

Page last updated: July 21, 2021

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