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  • How to cope with the smoke if you have lung problems

    How to cope with the smoke if you have lung problems
    Even healthy people might want to forgo their morning run or bike rides this week, when the air will be fouled with smoke from the ongoing wildfire in the Everglades, health officials said Tuesday. People with breathing problems and children should...
  • Martin Davis

    Martin (Marty) A. Davis, of Corona del Mar, Ca., passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 80 years “young”, and loved people and life to the fullest.     Marty, a former veteran of the Korean...
  • L.A. Gets a 'C' on Smoking Report Card

    L.A. Gets a 'C' on Smoking Report Card
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- California isn't doing enough to prevent people from taking up smoking and not enough to help people quit tobacco, according to a report by the American Lung Association. However, the association says the Golden State is doing...
  • Indiana gets 'F' in tobacco prevention

    Indiana gets 'F' in tobacco prevention
    A new report gives Indiana an "F" when it comes to tobacco prevention. The American Lung Association report: State of Tobacco Control also gave the state a failing grade for smoke free air and a "D" for the state's cigarette tax. The study finds more...
  • Tania Allard

    Tania Allard
    Tania Allard peacefully passed on to a better place on May 3, 2011 in Vista, CA. with the immediate family at her bedside, after a gallant and brave six and one-half month stand against the most insidious type of lung cancer. She was born with a heart...
  • Running Or Crawling To The Top

    Running Or Crawling To The Top
    Thirty six floors didn't seem like an awful lot, especially when one sees that number on paper. But paper is one thing, looking at the building that houses those floors with those stairs are another. This past weekend I joined about twelve hundred other...
  • No action sparked by smoking report

    City Council members are less than impressed by a statewide American Lung Association effort to encourage La Cañada Flintridge and other cities to adopt stricter local tobacco-control ordinances. The organization's "State of Tobacco Control 2010"...
  • Poor grades and family road trips

    Poor grades and family road trips
    La Cañadans are quite unused to getting poor grades — being the over-achievers that we are — so it was unsettling to learn this week that our city was handed a "D" in tobacco-control efforts by the American Lung Association. It seems...
  • New Smoking Bill A Burning Problem For Health Insurers

    New Smoking Bill A Burning Problem For Health Insurers
    A new bill in Olympia pits smokers against non-smokers in the battle over rising health care costs. Senate Bill 5039 would require insurance carriers in our state to pay for medication to help people quit smoking. Supporters say the bill will save big...
  • NYC Votes To Ban Smoking In Parks, Beaches

    NYC Votes To Ban Smoking In Parks, Beaches
    As part of New York City's ongoing anti-smoking campaign, city lawmakers voted Wednesday to widen its current ban to public parks and beaches. The city's current smoking ban makes it illegal to light up in bars and restaurants. Wednesday's vote will...
  • Mary Katherine Jordan

    Mary Katherine Jordan
    Mary Katherine “Kathy” Jordan left this world on January 18, 2011 after a courageous battle with a long term illness.  She passed peacefully and was surrounded by her five children and Gary Jordan; her devoted husband of nearly 41 years....
  • Thursday, February 24, 2011

    Making the Most of Your Tax Refund You may see more in your refund check this year as you file your taxes.  Find out how to make the most of your extra money! www.nefe.org Find the Quitter In You The American Lung Association has a campaign called...