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Tips to stay quit this St. Patrick’s Day!

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Next Monday is St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) – and whether your ancestors hailed from Ireland or not, chances are many people will be drinking beer and wearing green – which for recent quitters, can make for a precarious situation. That’s because alcohol is one of the biggest reasons people slip or resume smoking. And that’s why the BC Lung Association wants to give those trying to quit and stay quit as much support and encouragement as we can. With so many people drinking and socializing, having a smoke might feel like the most natural thing in world and that kind

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How Your Smartphone Can Help You Quit Smoking

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  The BC Lung Association QuitNow program has gone mobile; delivering free quit smoking support into the palm of your hand day or night. “We’re all becoming increasingly reliant on our mobile phones,” says Jack Boomer, QuitNow Director for the BC Lung Association. “So it follows, if our role is to be there for British Columbians struggling to quit, we need to be easily accessible through any mobile device. Now all of our quit smoking tools, contests and support services can be easily navigated through your smartphone or iPad as well as your desktop computer.” If a quit plan is

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How about a ‘New School Year’s’ Resolution?

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     Living a healthy lifestyle takes effort. And getting your kids to do the same can be a struggle. Particularly at the start of a new school year, when peer pressure can make an unhealthy activity like smoking seem a very tempting option for kids trying to fit in. If you are a parent who smokes, not having the kids at home appears the ideal time to stop smoking for good. However, back-to-school is stressful for the entire family –  shopping for clothes and supplies, re-organizing for school days and after-school activities, arranging after-school care. And stress is a trigger

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