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Asthma is a long-term disease, but you can treat it and manage your symptoms. With proper asthma treatment, you should b...
02/01/2023

Asthma is a long-term disease, but you can treat it and manage your symptoms. With proper asthma treatment, you should be almost symptom-free and enjoy an active life.

https://www.lung.ca/references

Join us in advocating for Lung Disease awareness. By sharing and listening to stories like that of Jazzmin, we are helpi...
01/30/2023

Join us in advocating for Lung Disease awareness.
By sharing and listening to stories like that of Jazzmin, we are helping to raise awareness and de-stigmatize Lung Diseases, like Asthma https://youtu.be/UYX_KWUAO48

Lung Health matters because people matter. Through valuable research, we can raise awareness, educate and work towards a...
01/26/2023

Lung Health matters because people matter. Through valuable research, we can raise awareness, educate and work towards a Lung Disease Free Canada. Learn more about why we fund research https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MASEwCmJfQk

Save the date! The 2023 Lung Association Renascent / CIHR - ICRH Training workshop is coming up!
01/25/2023

Save the date! The 2023 Lung Association Renascent / CIHR - ICRH Training workshop is coming up!

Lung Diseases will touch all of us in some form or another. There are some contributing factors to many of these disease...
01/23/2023

Lung Diseases will touch all of us in some form or another. There are some contributing factors to many of these diseases. Some that we can’t control, but many that we can.

Learn how to prevent breathing breakdowns.
https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/prevent-lung-disease

Curious about a Smoke Free life? Visit Smoke Free Curious, a new national resource hub designed to hep Canadians , and w...
01/18/2023

Curious about a Smoke Free life?
Visit Smoke Free Curious, a new national resource hub designed to hep Canadians , and while you’re there, enter the Quit to Win Contest for a chance to win a cash prize.

https://www.smokefreecurious.ca

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01/14/2023

Timeline photos

The Lung Health Foundation is honoured to invite you to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Better Breathing Week. Join us for a reception on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 5:30 PM at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto!

Cost is free to attend – Come together with your colleagues, friends, and the Lung Health Foundation staff to celebrate this important milestone! RSVP at http://ow.ly/bofF50MqMj5

The 3rd week of January is Non-Smoking Week. If you are a smoker or know someone who is, this is the week to take charge...
01/13/2023

The 3rd week of January is Non-Smoking Week. If you are a smoker or know someone who is, this is the week to take charge and change lives. Breathe cleaner, better and healthier. Check out this video on How to quit smoking: https://youtu.be/3VYUG6Xny8M

Deciding to quit smoking is rewarding for both your body and your finances. Make sure to take the time to treat yourself...
01/08/2023

Deciding to quit smoking is rewarding for both your body and your finances. Make sure to take the time to treat yourself as you reach milestones in your quitting journey!
You're doing great!

There is no better time to set personal goals than at the beginning of a new year. It is no secret that the effects of s...
01/03/2023

There is no better time to set personal goals than at the beginning of a new year. It is no secret that the effects of smoking are critical to your lungs. It is also no secret that quitting smoking is extremely difficult. But it’s not impossible.

Make 2023 the year of new beginnings for you and your body. Check out some of these Provincial and Territorial Services, available to all Canadians https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/smoking-to***co/quit-smoking/provincial-territorial-services.html

We also offer a variety of resources on our website https://www.lung.ca/smoking-and-to***co

On behalf of everyone at the Canadian Lung Association, we would like to wish you a Safe and Happy New Year!
12/30/2022

On behalf of everyone at the Canadian Lung Association, we would like to wish you a Safe and Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season! Still trying to come up with a last-minute gift? Give the gift of brea...
12/25/2022

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season!
Still trying to come up with a last-minute gift? Give the gift of breath with a donation on behalf of a loved one. Click here to donate today: http://ow.ly/2iNz50LVHgZ

Do you or a loved one have Asthma? At times, it can seem unmanageable and unrelenting. BUT Asthma is manageable and cont...
12/23/2022

Do you or a loved one have Asthma? At times, it can seem unmanageable and unrelenting. BUT Asthma is manageable and controllable with the proper understanding of your Asthma and a defined treatment plan.

Watch Dr. Shawn Aaron of The Ottawa Hospital as he describes common symptoms, causes and treatments of asthma. http://ow.ly/2l5E50LVGwW

Download our Asthma Control Management Sheet: http://ow.ly/Xe9R50LVGwX

We are seeing surges in healthcare demand, particularly for children with respiratory illnesses, this winter season, lar...
12/21/2022

We are seeing surges in healthcare demand, particularly for children with respiratory illnesses, this winter season, largely attributed to RSV.

Most common in infant and young children, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a virus that infects the lungs and airways. Although it is usually a mild disease that goes away on its own, it can lead to serious infections.

Understand RSV by learning more: http://ow.ly/lJhp50LVETC
Or visit our FAQ page for a quick glance at how to prevent and treat RSV in your child: https://www.lung.ca/faq-0

Considering visiting family over the holidays? It's that time of year when  illnesses are peaking. Screen for symptoms a...
12/19/2022

Considering visiting family over the holidays? It's that time of year when illnesses are peaking. Screen for symptoms and stay home if you're sick. Reduce the risks of spreading respiratory viruses --> OttawaPublicHealth.ca/RiskReduction
Ottawa Public Health.

When considering visiting loved ones in long-term care, retirement homes or hospital, please screen for symptoms of respiratory illness and stay home if you are feeling sick.
We can all help protect the most at-risk members of our community.
OttawaPublicHealth.ca/RiskReduction

Imagine something invisible and odorless being responsible for lung cancer in you or a loved one. Radon is the second le...
12/19/2022

Imagine something invisible and odorless being responsible for lung cancer in you or a loved one.

Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in Canada. This gas can seep into your home through cracks in foundation, flooring and walls.

Learn more about Radon and how to protect yourself from it ---> http://ow.ly/oSYs50LVEBV

Order your Radon test kit today ---->http://ow.ly/v7ja50LVEBW

Give the gift of breath this Christmas by taking part in our annual Christmas Seals Campaign. Share your advocacy for lu...
12/15/2022

Give the gift of breath this Christmas by taking part in our annual Christmas Seals Campaign. Share your advocacy for lung health and support vital research. Check out this video explaining how you can help stamp out Lung Diseases ---> https://youtu.be/OAwraQvT90U

Order your Seals today - email [email protected]

Are you a parent learning how to approach the topic of va**ng with your child? The use of va**ng products in youth is in...
12/12/2022

Are you a parent learning how to approach the topic of va**ng with your child?

The use of va**ng products in youth is increasingly common, and age is no longer a factor. Get informed about va**ng and be ready to have the conversation at home. Visit our Va**ng info page to get informed & download our 'What you need to know about va**ng info sheet ---->
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Does the freeze make you wheeze? Cold winter air can irritate anyone’s lungs, but you could be affected even more if you...
12/07/2022

Does the freeze make you wheeze? Cold winter air can irritate anyone’s lungs, but you could be affected even more if you suffer from a lung condition such as asthma.

Check out our winter asthma tips that will help you stay active while keeping your asthma under control. http://ow.ly/wSO650LVCho

With winter upon us, most of us will spend additional time indoors, in the comfort of warmth and good company. This mean...
12/05/2022

With winter upon us, most of us will spend additional time indoors, in the comfort of warmth and good company. This means increased exposure to shared air, viruses, dust and TVOC’s.

Have you considered the Indoor Air Quality of your indoor space? We’ve put together a room-by-room tour of what you can do in your home, to help improve the Indoor Air Quality of your home. Check it out here http://ow.ly/BNkV50LVBUF

Winter is the best time to test your home for , the second leading cause of lung cancer in  after smoking.Luckily, testi...
11/25/2022

Winter is the best time to test your home for , the second leading cause of lung cancer in after smoking.

Luckily, testing your home is simple and affordable. Learn more on our website!

https://www.lung.ca/radon

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada after smoking, but did you know it can impact your furry frie...
11/18/2022

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada after smoking, but did you know it can impact your furry friends too?

Our pets spend most of their time indoors, close to the floor, or enjoying a cool basement area.

Testing your home is easy and affordable through CLA:

https://www.lung.ca/radon

Today is , and our friends at Trudell Medical International are holding a Photo / Video contest for people living with ....
11/16/2022

Today is , and our friends at Trudell Medical International are holding a Photo / Video contest for people living with .

Share your story about how you live well with COPD and what you do to manage your symptoms to win 1 of 3 Amazon Gift Card prizes and a donation on your behalf to the Canadian Lung Association!

https://www.cognitoforms.com/TMIMedicalDistribution/LivingWithCOPDContest

Quitting Smoking isn't easy, but we're here to help!If you're curious about Quitting Smoking for a longer, healthier lif...
11/14/2022

Quitting Smoking isn't easy, but we're here to help!

If you're curious about Quitting Smoking for a longer, healthier life, give us a call, or visit Smoke Free Curious for free NRTs, tools and support!

https://www.smokefreecurious.ca/s/?language=en_US

Our friends at Health Partners are hiring a Senior Director of Corporate Services. Applications are due November 30.Inte...
11/09/2022

Our friends at Health Partners are hiring a Senior Director of Corporate Services. Applications are due November 30.

Interested in the position? Check out the listing:

https://boyden.thriveapp.ly/job/1732

Curious about quitting smoking? Sounds like you're "Smoke-Free Curious".More time with your loved ones, more cash in you...
11/04/2022

Curious about quitting smoking? Sounds like you're "Smoke-Free Curious".

More time with your loved ones, more cash in your pocket, and a healthier, longer life. Check out Smoke-Free Curious, and start your smoke-free life.

https://www.smokefreecurious.ca/s/?language=en_US

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We're out of the office today for the long weekend. Have a safe and happy holiday !
More than 30% of Canadian youth have tried **e products in the last year. Va**ng is not harmless. High ni****ne levels can lead to a life of ni****ne addiction, increased exposure harmful chemicals, and altered brain development (which can impact memory and concentration). Talk to your teen about va**ng.

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/publications/healthy-living/talking-teen-va**ng-tip-sheet-parents.html
Happening Today: Asthma Canada is hosting a webinar with Dr. Alan Kaplan on the topic of Asthma and Comorbidities, followed by a short Q&A session! 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Asthma Canada

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=E157DC85884931&fbclid=IwAR1n1li83Zsv_ul_vfdEGHff6o2oDStV8tkwYjlZutKJasYjl4QigpMb3YU
April is National Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Month. Everyone has the opportunity to become an organ donor no matter your age and health, and a single donor can save several lives.

Register to be an organ donor today: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/healthy-living/blood-organ-tissue-donation.html
Registration for the annual RENASCENT Training Workshop is open. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/renascent-2022-tickets-300090307187

It is co-hosted by and , in partnership with Canadian Respiratory Research Network and -Respiratory-Health-Professionals-CRHP-334691136607567 . It is an important annual event for trainees & new investigators in the respiratory community.

This year’s speakers include Dr Odette Allonby (Scientific Lead - GSK ), Dr Christopher Dixon (National Director of Business Development in Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology PhD Projects – Mitacs), Dr Nathalie Gendron (National Institute of Scientific Research), Dr Jason Kindrachuk (The University of Manitoba), Dr Miranda Kirby (Ryerson University), Dr Ryan Perry (University of Alberta, CIHR-ICRH), Dr Krishana Sankar (ScienceUpFirst), Cristina Sanza (Concordia University) and Dr David Shields (Vice President & Global Head, Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation).
Tuesday, April 12, Asthma Canada is hosting a webinar with Dr. Alan Kaplan on the topic of Asthma and Comorbidities, followed by a short Q&A session!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=E157DC85884931
We're wishing Canadians a safe and happy Ramadan! For many, this will be the first spent in person with loved ones since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramadan Mubarak!
Lets talk va**ng! Va**ng is not without its risks, and youth va**ng is on the rise across the country. Evidence shows that ni****ne use in youth can contribute to mental health issues and brain development. Help protect kids from a life of ni****ne addiction, get the facts. **ng

https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/va**ng-what-you-need-know
"When Dr. Anne Bhéreur fell ill with COVID-19 in late 2020, she didn't anticipate just how much the infection would impact her life more than a year later. "If I push just a little, I'll be in my bed for days, not even being able to think"

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/long-covid-healthcare-study-1.6395013
This spring, pledge not to burn yard waste or household refuse. Remember: Smoke travels, impacting your neighbours’ health as much as your own. Open fires can quickly get out of control, creating a risk of wildfires!


http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Guidelines%20and%20Forms/Guidelines%20and%20Manuals/Health-Environment/BCCDC_WildFire_FactSheet_HealthEffects.pdf
Ci******es and other forms of to***co contain a powerful, addictive drug – ni****ne. Quitting Smoking isn't easy, but it is one of the best things you can do for your body. The Canadian Lung Association is here to help.

https://www.lung.ca/to***co
Join Dr. Mariam Hanna, Dr. Doug Mack, and Food Allergy Canada tomorrow (March 29) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT for an informative webinar about , , and how the two are related. A Question & Answer session will follow the webinar. Register today:

https://foodallergycanada.ca/event/food-allergy-and-asthma-how-do-they-impact-each-other/
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