American Lung Association says key lung health strategies at risk due to California budget shortfall

The American Lung Association issued the following response to the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2024-2025 budget:

“California’s leadership on tobacco control, health care and pollution reduction is at an important inflection point with our current budget challenges. It is imperative that our state continues to put forward actions and investments needed to confront generational public health challenges. The Lung Association looks forward to working with Governor Newsom and our legislative leaders to ensure California maintains momentum in the fight for clean air and a stable climate, quality affordable health care and a tobacco-free future for all.”

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The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call (800) LUNGUSA ((800) 586-4872) or visit: To support the works of the American Lung Association locally, visit