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Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

Due to some technical difficulties, we’re reposting some old blogs. This one is somewhat timely since January is Radon Action Month. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can impact indoor air quality. October is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month. Why are we bringing this up? Americans, on average, spend about 90% of their time…

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Fire Prevention Week

Due to some technical difficulties, we’re reposting some old posts. October 9th – 15th marks Fire Prevention Week.  2022 marks the 100th anniversary of this week. This year’s campaign is “Fires won’t wait. Plan your escape” and aims to educate people about actions that can take to keep themselves and others safe from home fires….

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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month March is Women’s History Month. It was established to recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history. While there isn’t a focus on women’s health this year, this post is going to touch on women, housing, and smoking/secondhand smoke exposure. Women and Housing1 Please note: the report…

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Black History Month: Honoring Black Health and Wellness

February marks Black History Month. This is an annual event to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of Black Americans. The theme for 2022 is Black Health and Wellness. It aims to acknowledge the legacy of Black scholars and medical practitioners throughout the Black Diaspora.  For more about the theme, please click here. We’re…

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Heart Health Month: Impacts of Smoking on Heart Health

February is Heart Health Month, but did you know that smoking and secondhand smoke are contributors to heart health issues? Why does this happen? When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen and deliver it to your heart, which then pumps oxygen-rich blood to the rest of your body. However, when you breath smoke, chemicals…

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National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month. You may be wondering why this is on a smokefree housing website. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking. It’s the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers. For people who smoke, radon exposure increases the risk of lung cancer even more than just smoking…

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COPD and Lung Cancer Awareness Month Part 3: Take Action

November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Lung Cancer Awareness Month Awareness Month. Both diseases can affect anyone. However, smoking is a primary cause of each. This is why it’s particularly important for those who smoke to quit smoking and to avoid environments where people are exposed to secondhand smoke. Part 1 focused on…

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COPD and Lung Cancer Awareness Month Part 2: Lung Cancer

November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Lung Cancer Awareness Month Awareness Month. Both diseases can affect anyone. However, smoking is a primary cause of each. This is why it is particularly important for those who smoke to quit smoking, and to avoid environments where people are exposed to secondhand smoke. Part 1 touched…

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COPD and Lung Cancer Awareness Month Part 1: COPD

November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Both diseases can affect anyone. However, smoking is the primary cause of each. Secondhand smoke is another cause for both diseases. This is why it is important for those who smoke to quit smoking, and to avoid environments where people are not exposed…

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