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Lung disease is the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States and causes 35,000 deaths in California annually. Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined.

More than ever before in our local communities Breathe California’s strategic battle against lung disease is critical. Our work is powered by our vision of communities empowered to eliminate the causes and burden of lung disease, promote clean air and improve public health.

Learn about our recent impacts in Bay Area communities and beyond:

The Year in Review – Read about our accomplishments in 2016-2017 in the areas of asthma, tobacco use prevention, tobacco prevention advocacy, air quality advocacy, marijuana education, and community health education.

What Our Partners Say – Hear what educators, community groups and government agencies feel about the effect our work on the lives of those they serve.

Annual Report – Read about Breathe California’s 2015 highlights including information about our events, annual award winners, donors, supporters and financials.