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Through With Chew Week 2024

Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray. My mom had this poster in her classroom. She taught middle school and at the beginning of every year I would help her get her classroom ready for students. This poster has continued to stick in my head, coming to the surface of my memories at the…

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Happy Valentines Day

Can your lungs be your Valentine? …maybe?!  How about the lungs of our Valentine? Whichever way we think about it, we should take care of our lungs, because they take care of us. Some people need to hear their loved ones say that they want them to quit. Help someone you love quit for good.

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AK State of Tobacco Control report

On Wednesday January 24 the American Lung Association released our 22nd annual “State of Tobacco Control” report. The American Lung Association’s 2024 “State of Tobacco Control” report highlights the public health perils of menthol tobacco use and the failure by the White House to finalize the rules to end menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars in…

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National #MakeADogsDay 2023

October 22, 2023 is the fifth year for Subaru’s National Make a Dog’s Day! We couldn’t resist the urge to celebrate! Having a dog in your life could be considered self-care, because daily walks sure are more fun with a fur-friend who loves a good outdoor jaunt. Below are some tips for being active with…

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Dental Hygiene Month (October)

October is Dental Hygiene Month. We haven’t talked about tobacco’s impact on dental health yet. So this post is dedicated to that! Note: the first video below shows the impacts of skin grafts and surgery to treat oral cancer. If you don’t want to see those, consider skipping it. Source: CDC’s Tips from a Former…

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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is Preparing for Older Adults. Older adults may have specific needs, such as chronic health conditions, that influence how they should prepare for disasters. We’ll share some tips for them. Some can translate to all people. We’ll also highlight some disasters that can impact lung health. Please…

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National Day of Encouragment

September 12th is National Encouragement. Today’s post will have some quotes to hopefully encourage those thinking about quitting, are in the process of doing so, or are well on their way of maintaining a tobacco free lifestyle. Source: Hayley Murray (Free Progress Image on Unsplash) The Quotes “Quitting smoking is like hitting a reset button…

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Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. 2023’s theme is Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” This month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health. Source: Faces & Voices of Recovery (Social Media Graphics – Recovery Month (facesandvoicesofrecovery.org)) Recovery Journey Wherever you are in your recovery,…

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Get Checked Day

Last week, we had a little fun with Tell a Joke Day. Today, we’re getting a little more serious for National Got Checked Day. It takes place every year on August 26th.  It’s here to raise awareness to get checked for breast cancer, which we fully support. We’re also here to remind folks to get…

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Tell A Joke Day

Fun celebratory day. August 16th is Tell a Joke Day. We’re here to share some of our favorite lung jokes. Source: The Awkward Yeti (The Awkward Yeti) As you go through these, please don’t hate, respirate. (!!) Now here we go: What do you call a lung thief? A: Breathtaking What did the right lung…

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