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Monthly Archives: July 2013

More BC Condo Complexes Choose to Butt Out

Mike Young  - in front of the The Artisan Condo Complex

It’s move-in day. You’re making dinner in the great new apartment you just bought. And suddenly you catch a whiff of cigarette smoke coming from next door. If you’re a healthy-living type, your home-buyer happiness may be gone in a puff of smoke. Well homeowners in the downtown Squamish, BC condo complex The Artisan decided to get proactive.  The 68-suite (three commercial and 65 residential suites) building has just set a new milestone by voting to become 100 percent smoke-free. Mike Young of Dynamic Property Management, the building’s strata manager says, “There are 68 units in the building, including several smokers,

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Audrey McLelland: A Lung Disease Champion Retires


Audrey McLelland has been a dedicated and caring pharmacist for 40 years and her expertise as a Certified Respiratory Educator will be deeply missed in Saskatchewan.  She has volunteered hours of her time with the Lung Association.  Audrey was the Saskatchewan Thoracic Society President and she volunteered at many events, giving presentations, helping write resources and much more.  We want to celebrate Audrey’s retirement by honouring her contributions to lung health in our province.  Here is a brief interview with Audrey: When did you start your career? A long time ago…1973…selling penny candy and cigarettes!!!!! Why did you want to

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Protect your lungs on hot and humid days


    Heat and humidity can affect your breathing, especially if you have asthma or COPD. On very hot, humid days, especially days that have high levels of air pollution or smog, stay indoors. Find an indoor place that’s cool. Make sure the place you choose has clean air – this means no tobacco smoke or harsh scents. If your home is not air conditioned, go to an air-conditioned public space, like a recreation centre, public library, or shopping mall. Some things to remember when it is hot and humid: Stay indoors in an air-conditioned place with good indoor air

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#MyCanadianSummer Photo Contest Underway – Fan Voting Has Begun!

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Whether you’re dockside, beaching it, cycling Canada’s back roads or scaling rocky mountain peaks, we want you to show us what your Canadian summer looks like. Enter the 29th Annual Fresh Air Photo Contest, hosted by London Drugs and The Lung Association, for your chance to win awesome prizes, including: ● First prize Nikon D5200 DSLR Two lens kit ● Second prize Sony NEX 5 Compact System Camera ● Third prize Fujifilm X20 Digital Compact Camera To learn more, enter your photo or vote for your favourite photo, visit The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizewinners will be selected

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