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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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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 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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National Breastfeeding Month

August represents National Breastfeeding Month. There are celebratory weeks, like National WIC Breastfeeding Week, Indigenous Milk Medicine Week, and Black Breastfeeding Week throughout August as well. This post is going to highlight tobacco and pregnancy/parenthood. We’ll share some breastfeeding and other general pregnancy/motherhood/parenthood resources at the end of it. This post will be longer, so…

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Social Wellness Month

July is Social Wellness Month. Social wellness means taking care of yourself and your relationships. Relationships can be as “big” as your family/friends or “small” as the cashier at the grocery store. Social wellness means giving and receiving support when it’s needed. It can strengthen your quality of life and act as a buffer to…

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Chronic Disease Day

July 10th marks Chronic Disease Day. It’s a national awareness campaign that shares peoples’ stories to advocate to lower the number of preventable illnesses, advance access to care for unpreventable conditions, and build healthier communities. Source: CDC’s Tips from a Former Smoker (CDC: Tips from Former Smokers – Cessation Tips Ad – YouTube) Some tips…

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Plastic Free July

July is Plastic Free Month. It’s a global movement to encourage people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution. You can check out your plastic usage by filling out this quiz. That quiz also allows the Plastic Free Foundation to track plastic usage trends. Want ideas on how to use less plastic? Check…

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