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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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Is radon on your radar?

April 28th, 2015
Health Canada should tighten its radon guideline to better protect Canadians from this radioactive gas, says a David Suzuki Foundation report released today.Naturally occurring in soils, radon can seep into buildings,...
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How will proposed transit changes affect public health?

March 24th, 2015
Media are invited: 12th Annual Workshop on Air Quality & HealthPinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront HotelWednesday, March 25, 2015, 8:30 to 5pm The movement of people and goods around cities, countries, and the planet...
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The BC Lung Association applauds BC leadership on issue of e-cigarettes

March 5th, 2015
Today, the BC government announced new proposed amendments to the Tobacco Control Act to regulate e-cigarettes.This legislation will help stop the growing use of e-cigarettes by young people in B.C. The BC Lung...
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