Welcome to Breathe California

Beginning in 1904, Breathe California has worked to reduce the impact of lung disease through prevention, education, advocacy and patient services.

Our five local offices
continue to fight lung disease and protect lung health through grassroots work in our own communities. We offer a wide array of quality programs and services to combat critical lung health issues such as asthma, tobacco use, emphysema, lung cancer, air pollution and tuberculosis. We strive to reach all of the diverse populations unique to our state and to help all Californians breathe easier. To learn more, visit your local Breathe California office's website.

On a statewide level, we work in Sacramento to help shape policy and pass legislation supporting our vision of a healthier California where we can breathe cleaner air.

Legislature Passes Strong(ish!) Update to Laws on Clean Energy

California legislators that voted to pass SB 350

On Friday, September 11, 2015, California made big strides towards green energy and cleaner air with the passage of Senate Bill 350.

A lot of the conversation around the Capitol focused on features of the bill that were taken out; namely the requirement that Californians reduce their petroleum consumption by 50% statewide. While the loss of the petroleum requirement is disappointing, there is a lot to be happy about in what remains.

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In addition to our local grassroots programs which promote lung health, we are working on state and national levels to help shape policy and pass legislation supporting our vision of healthier communities and cleaner air.

Breathe California is making a difference by advocating for lung health issues and acting as a model for the nation.... but we can't do it without you.

Learn more about Breathe California's recent advocacy efforts

2015 Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

Each year the Breathe California affiliates collaborate with the CA Society for Respiratory Care to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a promising respiratory therapy student who demonstrates leadership potential in the promotion of lung health and/or clean air. This year’s award was presented at the 47th Annual CRCS Convention in Sonoma to Darren Wong (right), Respiratory Therapy student at Skyline College in San Bruno, California.

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