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When quitting runs in the family: Darlene & Verla

“I was very young when I started and addicted before I even grew into a woman.” – Darlene Bjork In families where smoking is prevalent, it can be difficult to break the cycle of addiction. Darlene and...

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Life as a Quit Coach – Kelli’s story

Every time you call the QuitNow phone line, type a question into Live Chat or even interact on Facebook, an amazing, qualified Quit Coach is there to help you, support your quit, and answer any...

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Eight Years Tobacco-Free and Counting. Honouring a loved one by honouring...

Kristie’s Breathe Story While I was in high school and in my early 20’s, I lived a very unhealthy lifestyle. I ate anything I wanted, rarely exercised and smoked a half a pack a day for 15 years....

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A man of his word: Smoke Free Grad 2000

Curtis signed a contract in grade one, decades later, he has never broke his promise. There were a lot of exciting events happening in 1989. The Swift Current Broncos won the Memorial Cup in...

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Meet Volunteer Ken Fisher

When Ken retired in 2002, he found himself having trouble breathing. His doctor sent him to a COPD support group – which turned out to be the Langley BC Better Breathers group, run by the BC Lung...

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Meet Volunteer Anne Kennedy Mitchell

Anne is the volunteer president of our Lung Association Better Breathers support group in New Westminster (also known as the New Westminster Puffers’ Club). During the week, Anne manages a dental...

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Meet some of the volunteers we’ve counted on for years!

Our volunteers provide critical support that help us to carry out our mission of promoting lung health and managing and preventing lung disease. We simply couldn’t do what we do without them. We are...

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Dr. Veronica Marcoux, Asthma Camper → Lung Doctor

As a child, you attended The Lung Association asthma camp.  Tell us what camp was like for you and your experience with asthma. I really enjoyed the time that I spent at the asthma camp! It was a great...

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Meet the Lung Health Expert: Dr. Darryl Adamko

Dr. Darryl Adamko is one of two Saskatchewan-based pediatric respirologists (children’s lung doctors) – with a special connection to The Lung Association. As a medical student, Dr. Adamko helped look...

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ALS Disease Clinic: The Need for Respiratory Care

Monitoring and supporting respiratory function is a critical aspect of ALS care. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), is a progressive nervous system (neurological) disease that destroys nerve cells...

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