American Lung Association

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Pollution Report: San Francisco Can Breathe Easy. No, Really, It Can!

    If walking the hills of San Francisco to get to your parked car leaves you totally breathless, well, sadly, it's you, not the city. The American Lung Association this morning released its latest air report, showing that San Francisco has some pretty damn clean air. Not only did we "pass" our annual ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Would Smokers Quit if Their Insurance Covered it?

    This guy will have a hard time quitting alone​Last month, San Francisco's score on keeping the city smoke-free was elevated from average to slightly above average, thanks to Supervisor Eric Mar and his passion for nanny government.But here is an even better, less obtrusive way for the government t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    San Francisco Improves Its Antismoking Score, Nanny Government Is Working

    San Francisco Puts Cigarettes Out ​This week, we wrote about San Francisco lawmakers and their compulsive need to intrude on residents' rights to be as unhealthy and wasteful as they want. Yet this prolific banning is starting to bear some benefits -- at least on paper. Just today, the American Lu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    S.F. Could Improve its Anti-Smoking 'Test Score' -- By Forbidding You To Smoke In Your Own Home

    You're under arrest, mister...​Earlier this week, the American Lung Association released its annual "Tobacco Policy Report Card," grading cities on how effectively they limit smoking. The city of Richmond -- which is cursed with a reputation as a great place to have a cigarette shot out of one's m ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of October 15, 2003

  • News

    July 24, 2002

    The Revolutionary Test for Lung Cancer

    ... the medical establishment doesnt want you to have. Yet.

  • News

    June 26, 2002

    Blowing Smoke

    WARNING: Gov. Davis' plan to use tobacco lawsuit money to fill a budget gap is dangerous to our financial health

  • News

    May 2, 2001

    Smoking Gun

    Tobacco industry documents expose an R.J. Reynolds marketing plan targeting S.F. gays and homeless people. Its name: Project SCUM.

  • News

    February 16, 2000

    Outing the Marlboro Man

    Document reveals new details on how tobacco companies target gays

  • News

    November 17, 1999

    Opening Pandora's Box

    Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.

  • News

    October 11, 1995

    Peevish and Butt-Led

    Against the odds, a new group fights for smokers' rights

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