Since 1904, the American Lung Association has raised national awareness significantly in the fight against lung disease.
First battling tuberculosis and then later discovering the gene causing cystic fibrosis, the American Lung Association is also responsible for leading the charge in creating the enactment of smoke-free laws, currently in 27 states.
“People with lung disease have difficulty breathing…millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease,” according to National Institutes of Health, published in MedLine Plus.
As a California Charter member of the American Lung Association, San Diego’s local office is a shining example of the overall national effort.
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