Lung Disease, Asthma, Allergies, Emphysema
American Lung Association
Who We Are
The American Lung Association fights lung disease in all its forms with special emphasis on Lung Cancer, Asthma, Allergies, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation and environmental health. You can find the latest information about your lungs, lung disease and finding cures on the ALA website, calling the Lung HelpLine, or registering for the E-Newsletter.
The Call Center for the Lung HelpLine (800-548-8252) is staffed by Registered Nurses and Registered Respiratory Therapists. The Call Center staff have extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Areas of expertise include: Education, Smoking Cessation, Respiratory Therapy, Lung Disease, Nursing, Physician Referral, Respiratory Home Care, Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult Intensive Care, Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Medication Counseling, Patient Advocacy, Health Care Insurance, and Nursing Case Management.
The ALA also have programs for getting help to quit smoking. Programs such as "Freedom from Smoking" for adults and "Not on Tobacco" for teens provide group clinics, online programs, self-help books and free telephone counseling.