American Lung Association

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Forbes Names St. Louis #20 Dirtiest City in America

    St. Louis earned a place on a Forbes magazine list alongside the likes of New York City and Los Angeles. Unfortunately that list was of the dirtiest cities in America, as determined by air and water quality.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    St. Louis Air: Still Polluted, But Showing Improvement

    The American Lung Association released its State of the Air report, and St. Louis once again ranked in the top ten for year-round particle pollution, coming in as the tenth most-polluted city out of the 277 metropolitan areas measured -- that's not good. However, the data shows that since 2003-2005 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Fight Over Missouri's Cigarette Tax Heats Up; Lung Association Gives State Failing Grade

    ​Missouri received its annual report card last week from the American Lung Association. The result ain't pretty. The state earned an "F" for tobacco prevention and control (spending just $58,693 last year to prevent tobacco use statewide); an "F" for smoke-free air (with legislators refusing to pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    St. Louis County Spending $7.5 Million to Stop Smoking

    Here's telling you to put your cigarette out, kid.​St. Louis County is finalizing a series of contracts worth $3.4 million aimed at convincing you to give up your cigarettes -- and hopes to ink even more in the coming months.Whether you like it or not, that's your federal tax dollars at work -- or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Heart, Lung and Cancer Associations Call on Dooley to Veto Smoking-Ban Bill

    Smoking debate drags on.​As mentioned yesterday on this blog, folks on both side of the smoking ban debate aren't happy with a bill that would ask St. Louis County voters to prohibit tobacco use in most businesses. For smoking advocates and many business owners, the bill is an unfair encroachment ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2008

    Every Breath You Take

    Let your lungs do the talking

  • News

    March 20, 2002

    Goliath, Meet David

    A St. Louis charity tries to kill a Cleveland program for children, but the little guys fight back