American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region TX

The American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region is dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of lung disease, the third leading cause of death in the United States. We work to prevent, control and cure lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, influenza and pneumonia, and we fight for tobacco control and clean air through education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region was created by the merger of the associations in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, MIssissippi, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas.