Whether it is reducing toxic emissions into the air, making Illinois Smoke-Free, creating the State Plan for COPD or improving access to health care, Respiratory Health Association and advocates like you are shaping policies to protect lung health in our communities.
Staff and volunteers join together to monitor legislation from metro Chicago all the way to Washington, D.C. The aim? To support policies that protect the air we breathe and improve the lives of people affected by lung disease.
Some of our recent work and milestones include:
- Continuing to push the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which will build stronger, more equitable, and healthier communities across Illinois.
- Helping secure a statewide Tobacco 21 law in Illinois, which raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Interested in adding your voice to lung health conversation? Join our e-Advocacy team today!