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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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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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