Year In Review
10 Steps We’ve Take to Prevent Lung Disease
Here are some of the ways your support helped our work preventing lung disease and promoting clean air. These are just a few of the ways we were able to give back to our communities in Chicago, Illinois and across the country over the last year.
2019 Solovy Award Announced
Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS, Director of the Northwestern Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program, is the recipient of the 2019 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD.
Victory for Lung Health
Tobacco 21 Becomes Law
At a press conference on April 7, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed Tobacco 21 into Law. Illinois became the first state in the Midwest to raise the tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21.
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HEALTHY LUNGS AND CLEAN AIR FOR ALL
"STOCK ALBUTEROL" BILL
Stock Asthma Rescue Medication in Schools (SB 3015) was passed by the Illinois Legislature this spring and signed into law by Governor Rauner on August 3. Illinois now joins ten other states in adopting similar policies regarding stock asthma medication.
We applaud Governor Pritzker’s decision to sign Tobacco 21 after it passed the Illinois General Assembly. The policy will substantially reduce youth smoking and save the state hundreds of millions of dollars in future health care costs.
Before January 2018, Nestor Rivera had never even run a 5k. Now, less than two years later, he plans to run the Chicago Marathon with Respiratory Health Association’s Lung Power Team. He’ll run in honor of his mother, a lung cancer survivor.