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We’re teaming up with the First Nations Health Authority!

photo of Skylar, Katrina, and MichealThe BC Lung Association’s Health Promoter Team is hitting the road this summer in partnership with First Nations Health Authority to attend community events in the Fraser Salish region. We’ll be talking with children and families about secondhand smoke and the gifts of smoke-free living through a fun and interactive campaign called Inside | Out.

The campaign message is simple: “when children or Elders are inside, smoke goes out.” The approach is to create a fun, interactive space where people feel comfortable talking about a sometimes difficult and misunderstood subject of secondhand smoke.

inside-out cards

The campaign does not demonize smokers or even tobacco. Instead, it recognizes both the important role of ceremonial tobacco indoors and the fact that many people who do smoke are not yet ready to quit.

See some of the events we’re travelling to below:

National Aboriginal Day Celebrations – Chilliwack
June 16

Mamele’awt Aboriginal Community Centre National Aboriginal Day – Abbotsford
June 18

Tzeachten, Soowahlie & Sto’:Lo FN National Aboriginal Day Event – Chilliwack
June 20

Fraser Valley Métis Association, National Aboriginal Day Celebration – Abbotsford
June 21

Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society – Langley
June 21

Children’s Literacy Day – Chilliwack
July 7

Mission Friendship Centre Society National Aboriginal Day Celebration – Mission
July 17

Sto’:Lo Children’s Festival – Chilliwack
July 22

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Carlynn Ferguson-King

Carlynn is on the BC Lung Association Communications Team.

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