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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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How safe is that new smell

How safe is that ‘new smell’?

November 16th, 2016
BC Lung Association public health advocate Britt Swoveland offers tips for breathing easier and protecting your lung health at home, work and play.Like most soon-to-be parents, my husband and I couldn’t wait to set up...
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Out of breath? Don’t ignore the signs

November 14th, 2016
A nagging cough or slight wheeze may barely register in the course of our busy days, but it's critically important to pay attention to even mild symptoms. Feeling short of breath from time to time is healthy and normal...
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Breaking the link between smoking and mental illness

November 7th, 2016
While smoking rates among people with mental health disorders are disproportionately high, quit smoking campaigns are rarely directed to this population.We recently sat down with Cindy Gjerde of Northern Health...
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National Addiction Awareness Week 2016 - Maggie’s Story

National Addiction Awareness Week 2016 - Maggie’s story

November 7th, 2016
In honour of National Addiction Awareness Week, we’re highlighting inspiring people who have confronted and overcome their addictions, whether to nicotine, alcohol, or drugs.Maggie has overcome all three, and her story...
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QuitNow Health Promoters

Fearless, outgoing, and ever so caring - QuitNow health promoters have just what it takes

November 4th, 2016
Through the BC Lung Association’s smoking cessation service QuitNow, we offer phone, text, and web support to help British Columbians quit smoking. However, often before a call is made or a message typed, our clients...
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It's all about breathing

This Lung Month we make breathing matter

November 1st, 2016
Ottawa, ON - November is Lung Month and this year, the Lung Association is celebrating with a new brand and a challenge for all Canadians. Breathing is at the core of everything the Lung Association does – whether it is...
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Your Health Fall/Winter 2016

Our winter newsletter has arrived

November 1st, 2016
Your Health Fall/Winter 2016 issue came out today! From recognzing the signs of lung disease before its too late, to promoting people-powered transportation, we have articles for everyone. Read our current...
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