You'll forgive me for finding it incredible that the ALA whistles past the fact that they, among the other large health organizations like the American Cancer Society, are responsible for the creation and full advancement of this stigma to begin with.
Really? Then why would ALA/Lung Force use World Lung Cancer Day ( a day dedicated to SUPPORTING the People affected by this disease)to release a video in the middle of NYC? A video displayed across a building,of a woman climbing a MOUNTAIN of CIGARETTES? A campaign to save SMOKERS and formers SMOKERS by the Scan, while burying anyone already suffering lung cancer with STIGMA? There was not a word of support or acknowledgement for the people they profess to represent.This article is an obvious attempt to counter the outrage that this organization has received from the lung cancer community. Their unethical and underhanded strategies never end.ALA/Lung Force is interested in ONE thing...promoting Public Health Policy (i.e. Tobacco Control, Anti-Smoking campaigns, Quit Smoking programs) and they will throw anyone impacted by this disease under the bus to do it. Like the American Cancer Society, their interests lie in money & power, self-perpetuation and Stigmatizing Lung Cancer. It was only a few years ago that ALA got into the \"lung cancer business\" ($$$) by recruiting & indoctrinating their army of Lung Force \"advocates\". Skip the pretty turquoise T-shirts, signature events, fancy logos & costly marketing campaigns-This organization does NOT represent the people affected by this disease. Another predatorial non-profit that calls themselves a \"Charity\".\r\nPlease wake up and pay attention.
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