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Asthma control in Canada survey

Survey: Asthma not well-controlled for most Canadians

October 28th, 2016
Survey by the Lung Association reveals 9 in 10 Canadians with asthma do not have it under control. 41% do not exercise at all due to their asthma. 33% miss school, work, or other social activities due to their asthma. ...
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Too many people ignore early signs of chronic lung disease

September 6th, 2016
“It’s easy to overlook early lung disease symptoms,” said double lung transplant recipient Darcy Murdoch. “As a former smoker, I was used to feeling out of breath, but when I began to wheeze and cough more frequently, I...
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Affordable housing is not our only housing problem

Affordable housing is not our only housing problem

June 8th, 2016
For 12 years, the BC Lung Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC & Yukon have worked to encourage and equip housing providers to adopt 100 percent no-smoking policies. Few have taken voluntary action....
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QuitNow Tobacco Free Tuesday Challenge

BC Lung Association directors challenge BC smokers to quit for 1 day and win

May 27th, 2016
British Columbia has the lowest smoking rate in Canada – just 14.3%. However, the BC Lung Association believes we can do better, and is calling on the 500,000 British Columbians who continue to smoke to quit for 24...
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Dr. Mary Graham donate to BC Lung Association

Duped diesel owner donates to BC Lung Association

April 22nd, 2016
To mark Earth Day 2016, an annual event every April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection, Dr. Graham is sharing her story – and Volkswagen credit – with the BC Lung Association. Dr. Mary Graham is...
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Introducing a faster way to identify home lung cancer risk

March 3rd, 2016
The BC Lung Association has partnered with Radon Environmental Management Corp to provide a faster way to find out if your home, school or workplace has potentially unhealthy indoor radon levels, the leading cause of...
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Calling for restricted ratings for movies featuring smoking

February 22nd, 2016
As film buffs across BC anticipate the Oscars this weekend, health advocates are asking why young audiences end up as the biggest losers. Of the thirteen movies up for Academy Awards this year that portray smoking, all...
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Better Pharmacare Coalition poll reveals British Columbians oppose changes to planned expansion to BC government’s Reference Drug Program

February 9th, 2016
A recent Better Pharmacare Coalition (BPC) poll has found that British Columbians oppose expansion of the Ministry of Health’s Reference Drug Program based on concerns that expansion could compromise patient health. The...
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Heart and lung health advocates call for national ban on all flavoured tobacco products

January 15th, 2016
In an effort to protect youth from taking up smoking, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the BC Lung Association are urging Canada’s Health Ministers to move quickly towards a national ban on menthol and other...
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One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to quitting smoking

January 13th, 2016
There is simply no easy fix to going smoke-free, says Suzanne Gaby, Manager of the BC Lung Association’s QuitNow program. “However, while there may be no magic bullet there is certainly a successful approach.”“People...
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