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Join Our Team – Opportunity for Part-Time Employment

August 1st, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

The Newfoundland and Labrador Lung Association is currently accepting applications from individuals who may be interested in joining our team at the Smokers’ Helpline. The Helpline provides smoking cessation support and coaching to assist people in moving forward on their journey towards quitting smoking and staying smokefree. Services are provided over-the-phone, and through email, text […]

A recent position statement update published on June 9, 2017 by the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) offers revised best practice treatment guidelines for smoking cessation. This update, which is based on current peer-reviewed research, will be of particular interest to primary health care providers in Newfoundland and Labrador. According to the IPCRG, many […]

Today we wish a very happy 54th birthday to Diana Bolger, a very special friend and supporter of the Lung Association. She dropped by our office yesterday, and while she looks fantastic, Diana is going through a difficult time in her journey towards lung health. She is now undergoing testing to determine if she is […]

From the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, June 9, 2017 Public Asked to Provide Input on Legalization of Cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador Earlier this year, the Government of Canada introduced legislation that if passed, will legalize the sale, growth, distribution and possession of cannabis (marijuana) across the country. […]

A new study published online June 1st in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence has demonstrated that smoking as little as 10 cigarettes per day while pregnant can have long-lasting effects on your baby. Researchers from the Boston School of Medicine followed a group of 131 teenagers whose mothers smoked while pregnant and found exposure […]