Millennials wanted: Northwestern-led study on lung health aims to enroll 4,000 young adults
While other studies have looked at cardiovascular health over time, and at the health of baby boomers, this study is the first to focus on lung health among U.S. millennials, in this case people ages 25 to 35.chicagotribune.com
Breathe easy: Orlando name among cleanest cities by New Lung Association
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando residents, breathe a sigh of relief. Orlando was ranked as one of the cleanest cities for short-term particle pollution for the sixth consecutive State of the Air report by the American Lung Association. While Orlando did get high marks for short-term particle pollution, its rankings were “mixed” for particle pollution and ozone pollution, some of the most harmful and widespread types of air pollution, the news release states. Both ozone and particle pollution can cause premature death and other serious health effects such as asthma attacks, cardiovascular damage, and developmental and reproductive harm. Particle pollution can also cause lung cancer,” Ashley Lyerly, Senior Director of Advocacy for Florida for the Lung Association said in a news release.wftv.com
Orange County deputies, residents help raise more than $84K to fight against lung disease
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orange County Sheriff and some deputies spent Saturday morning at Exploria Stadium climbing for a good cause. READ: Do you travel regularly through Orange County? The county wants your thoughtsVideo shows Sheriff John Mina taking on 1,000 stairs as part of the 15th annual “Fight For Air Climb” fundraiser. The event raises money for the American Lung Association in its fight against lung disease. Photos: Orange County deputies, residents help raise more than $84K to fight against lung diseaseExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Orange County deputies, residents help raise more than $84K to fight against lung diseaseOrganizers said 176 participants this year raised $84,646.wftv.com
How our community is getting active and helping to end lung disease, cancer
Here’s some great news for those who live and work in Orlando, Lakeland and Deltona: Your cities have tied for first place for the cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for 24-hour particle solution, the American Lung Association reports.
Lung Association chapter calls Ohio vaping law 'meaningless'
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio chapter of the American Lung Association is offering harsh criticism of Ohio's new 21 and over vaping law after local news reports exposed serious issues with enforcement. "Tobacco 21 is such a good law if it's implemented correctly," said Kimberly Covey, Executive Director of the American Lung Association in Ohio. To curb teen use, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) signed "Tobacco 21" regulations into law this summer. However, the FDA only tested a handful of Ohio vape shops last year. Also, the federal age to purchase vape products is still 18, so the feds cannot enforce sales made to anyone older.