American Lung Association

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New Initiative Aims To Raise Awareness For Lung Cancer

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has more on a new initiative aimed at stamping out lung cancer.


Traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago Again Gets An F From Lung Association For Poor Air Quality

The Chicago metropolitan area ranked 14th worst in the nation for 24-hour particle pollution – also known as soot – and 20th worst for high ozone levels – also known as smog – and annual particle pollution, according to the Lung Association.


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Lawmaker Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids

Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) argued there is no safe level of second-hand smoke for a minor to be inhaling, so he’s introduced legislation to prohibit smoking in a vehicle if anyone under the age of 18 is inside.


Cigarette Warning Label

Graphic Warning Labels Coming To Cigarette Packs

Starting in the fall of 2012, smokers reaching for a pack of cigarettes will get an in-your-face warning about what they’re doing to themselves and the people around them.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

Casino Smoking

Lung Association: Illinoisans Don’t Want Smoking In Casinos

The American Lung Association is touting a new poll which shows most Illinoisans who gamble would rather do it in a smoke-free environment.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Coal-Fired Power Plant

Counties Ranked For Ozone, Particle Pollution

There is good news and bad news in the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report card.

WBBM Newsradio–04/27/2011

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Illinois Rated Poorly For Anti-Smoking Efforts

The ways Illinois promotes clean air, and discourages smoking, are in for an evaluation from the American Lung Association.

CBS Chicago–01/21/2011