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John Oliver takes on big tobacco, and turns a cartoon lung into tobacco foe with #JeffWeCan:
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Lung cancer overtakes breast cancer as #1 cancer killer of women in developed countries: 
For the first time, lung cancer has passed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in rich countries.
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It's #WeedlessWednesday! Find out more about e-cigarettes from our Tobacco Education Coordinator, Veda Peters at 11:30 AM. It's not too late to join in! Register here: http://bit.ly/14YfJXF
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Don't be a Cold Turkey!

We're challenging the guys in BC to put your smoking on ice for 7 days this February, for a chance to win big in our new contest. Sign up here: http://men.quitnow.ca/contest 
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Ready to prove to yourself that this year you're smoke-free for good? Take the 24hr challenge tomorrow: http://quitnow.ca/contest
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Cold winter weather can make breathing even more difficult for many with lung disease – particularly COPD. Here’s some advice on how to breathe a little easier in the cold months (via Northern Health): 
People with chronic obstructive lung disease and asthma tend to have more episodes of worsening during winter months. So, with periods of deep freezing common during this time of year in northern B.C., it was suggested that I write about winter lung health. Having been diagnosed with emphysema ...
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Report on smoking shows looks at how smoking makes the body more susceptible to other health issues, and that "[s]mokers die, on average, more than a decade before nonsmokers." 
Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.
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Do you know how sleep helps your body’s immune system fight illness like the flu?
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Join us at 11:30 AM on Weedless Wednesday (Jan. 21) and learn more about e-cigarettes from our Tobacco Education Coordinator, Veda Peters. More info and register here: http://bit.ly/14YfJXF
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To everyone who's participating in Tobacco-Free Tuesday with Quit Now today!  
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Looking for something to motivate your new year’s fitness goals? Check out Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air, happening March 1st. 2015! http://climbthewall2015.kintera.org/
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The holiday season is here! If you're in the Vancouver area, check out Grouse Mountain Resort's Peak of Christmas and enjoy some (smoke-free!) family fun!
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604.731.5864, 1.800.665.5864
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2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2K2
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When you can't breathe, nothing else matters.
Introduction
A non-profit and volunteer-based health charity, The BC Lung Association depends on donations from the public to support lung health research, education, prevention and advocacy.

The BC Lung Association began as the Anti-Tuberculosis Society in 1906 in response to the rapid spread of TB, the number one killer at the turn of the century. 

In July 1978, the Society changed its name to the BC Lung Association, and now focuses on the entire scope of respiratory disease including asthma, COPD (chronic bronchitis and emphysema), lung cancer, sleep apnea and tuberculosis.

The mission of the BC Lung Association is to lead provincial and international lung health initiatives, prevent lung disease, help people manage lung disease and promote lung health. We work together with the Canadian Lung Association office as well as the other provincial Lung Associations to help the one in five Canadians who have breathing problems.