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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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Healthy start 2016. Quit for 24hrs and win cash prizes!

December 18th, 2015
The New Year is fast approaching and as many of you know, this time is a big opportunity for sparking behavioral change in general, and smoking in particular. This is the time of year when people look to the future, and...
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Clearing the air: 5 myths about tobacco addiction

November 16th, 2015
November 16 – 22 is Canada’s National Addictions Week. To acknowledge this week we're addressing a number of persistent myths about tobacco and tobacco addiction.1. The damage is already done.No matter how old you are...
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BC communities support Radon Aware month

October 27th, 2015
Towns across BC have joined the BC Lung Association in proclaiming November Radon Aware month – Prince George, Kamloops, Penticton, Princeton, Trail, Creston, Nakusp, the Village of Salmo, Fort. St. James and Keremeos....
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IPF patients give their largely unknown, lung disease a voice

September 2nd, 2015
To mark Pulmonary Fibrosis awareness month (September) the BC Lung Association is turning the spotlight on two patients determined to share their experience in order to make life easier for future Idiopathic Pulmonary...
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Castlegar homeowner wastes no time taking action on radon

August 13th, 2015
When Castlegar native, Joan Blain, first heard about the BC Lung Association’s Home Radon Testing Study, she jumped at the opportunity to take part.Unlike most British Columbians, Blain had heard about radon. She knew...
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Powell River Property Manager converts rental properties to 100% smoke-free for cost savings

June 8th, 2015
“It’s nice to say it’s a health issue, but really it comes down to maintenance costs,” explained Chris Carlos, Property Manager for RE/MAX Property Management in Powell River.Carlos is referring to his decision to make...
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Smoking in the home can lower resale value and make it more difficult to sell

May 29th, 2015
A new survey of BC Real Estate Agents finds that smoking in condos can significantly affect property values. In fact, it found most buyers are less likely or unwilling to buy smokers’ homes.BC smokers now have another...
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