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Protecting kids from wood smoke

Protecting kids from wood smoke

December 19th, 2016
In an age where most parents know better than to smoke cigarettes around their children, why are they still burning wood?These days, BC parents are well aware of the harms of food additives, the dangers of certain toys...
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BC mom sets her sights and succeeds on running 5km daily for lung health

December 14th, 2016
Shoshana Litvack is legally blind, but that’s never stopped her from taking on a challengeShoshana has seven-per-cent vision in her left eye and five per-cent in her right, but that hasn’t curbed her appetite for...
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cleaner alternatives than wood burning for winter heat

BC Lung Association cautions against wood burning and urges cleaner alternatives for winter heat

December 12th, 2016
With the arrival of cooler temperatures, the BC Lung Association is urging the public to avoid wood burning and to consider cleaner burning alternatives.For some, the smell of wood smoke on a cold, clear night sparks...
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This is a smoke-free building

BC health advocates urge BC government to follow US lead and ban smoking in public housing

December 2nd, 2016
BC health advocates are commending the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its new ruling requiring all U.S. public housing agencies to implement smoke-free policies over the next 18 months. These...
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Making a difference through research

Making a difference through research

December 1st, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the BC Lung Association continues to invest a million dollars annually in life-saving lung health research conducted right here in BC. Over the past 25 years alone, we’ve invested...
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BC Lung Association’s Golf Privilege Club® Membership Book

Swing into great savings this Christmas season

November 29th, 2016
Looking for a great way to support lung health and clean air initiatives throughout BC, as well as save money at your local golf course?The BC Lung Association’s Golf Privilege Club® Membership Book is back this year,...
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British Columbian homeowners urged to take action against indoor lung cancer risk

Homeowners urged to take action against indoor lung cancer risk

November 29th, 2016
The BC Lung Association is urging British Columbian homeowners to test the radon levels inside their homes.  Exposure to colourless, odourless radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and BC is...
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Up in smoke

November 21st, 2016
Canadian filmmaker follows parents’ smoking journey from first puff to last breath.At the tender age of six, Paige K Boudreau’s mother died of lung cancer. Both her parents had smoked for as long as she could remember,...
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So many smokers, so little time

November 18th, 2016
Although the vast majority of healthcare professionals believe that quitting smoking is important, cessation doesn’t always reach the top of their priority list. Whether pharmacist, nurse, educator, or doctor, there’s...
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Healthy babies and healthier mothers

November 18th, 2016
Community programs offer support for smoking mothers, but more awareness is needed for best impact.As part of our outreach to high-risk populations, the BC Lung Association often works with community partners who...
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