American Lung Association Climate Change Undercuts Air Pollution Improvements By Rebecca Hersher • Apr 21, 2020 The number of people breathing unhealthy air in the United States is increasing despite decades of declines in the overall amount of air pollution being released, and climate change is a major cause. ALA Again Gives Franklin County Failing Grade For Air Quality By Jim Letizia • Apr 25, 2019 A new report by the American Lung Association gives Franklin County's air quality a failing grade due to the high number of air quality alerts last year. State To Seek New Air Quality Designation For The Region By Jim Letizia • Dec 27, 2018 The Ohio EPA is seeking from the federal government a new air quality designation for central Ohio that the American Lung Association has consistently rated as poor. Lung Association Gives State's Air Quality Mixed Marks By Mike Foley • Apr 18, 2018 The American Lung Association's latest air quality report released today shows mixed results for Ohio. How A Neighborhood Affects Breathing By Ohio Public Radio • Aug 22, 2017 Ohio Public Radio State lawmakers are gearing up for another round in the fight over renewable energy standards. Franklin County Continues To Get Failing Grades For Air Quality By Jim Letizia • Apr 20, 2017 The American Lung Association's annual air-quality report gives Ohio good and bad rankings. As Cancer Death Rates Decline, ALA Gives State Poor Marks For Tobacco Prevention Efforts By Jim Letizia • Jan 27, 2017 Ohio is getting a failing grade from anti-smoking advocates for reducing tobacco use. State's Indoor Smoking Ban Hasn't Reduced Adult Smoking By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Dec 5, 2016 Ten years after Ohio voters approved a statewide indoor smoking ban, experts point to a host of resulting benefits Study Links Child Asthma Cases To Oil And Gas Drilling By Jim Letizia • Sep 2, 2016 catf.us A new analysis by the Clean Air Task Force, a group of more than two dozen environmental and public health organizations, quantifies the health effects of smog pollution. ALA Again Gives Franklin County's Air Quality A Failing Grade By Jim Letizia • Apr 21, 2016 For the third consecutive year, Franklin County's air quality gets a failing grade. ALA Gives Failing Marks For Franklin County's Air Quality By Jim Letizia • Apr 30, 2015 Franklin County's air quality is getting a failing grade in the American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2015" report. Interest Group Poll Shows Ohioans Support Cigarette Tax Increase By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • May 2, 2014 ideastream An American Lung Association poll shows 63 percent of Ohioans support raising cigarette taxes by a dollar a pack. Air Quality In Ohio Cities Ranked Among Worst In Nation By Jim Letizia • May 1, 2014 Deborah C. Smith A new study by the American Lung Association shows the air quality has improved slightly from last year in Ohio cities, but remains among the lowest in the union.