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U.S. Smoking Rates are Declining

9 Dec 2015
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U.S. Smoking Rates are Declining

U.S. smoking rates are declining, according to data presented by the Centers for Disease Control, but vulnerable demographics are still smoking at relatively high rates. According to the CDC, the adult smoking rate is now 16.8% -down from 20.9% in 2005 and 17.8% in 2013. However, not all groups saw such steep declines. For example, adults…

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Protecting Yourself from Colds and Flu

1 Dec 2015
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Protecting Yourself from Colds and Flu takes on new meaning for people diagnosed with lung disease. Flu shots are about 70 to 90 percent effective in protecting against the flu. Keep current with regular prescriptions for lung disease to manage symptoms that might arise from catching a cold or the flu.

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Great American Smokeout

19 Nov 2015
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Great American Smokeout

For many who developed the COPD through smoking, quitting has been an extremely challenging task to overcome, even after diagnosis. Considered by many former smokers to be one of the hardest things they’ve ever done, smoking can be a hard habit to kick. However, on the road to better health, all it takes to get started is to put a foot out and take the first step. In honor of the Great American Smokeout, the Lung Institute intends to support anyone wishing to start the journey to being tobacco- free today.

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Leonard Nimoy and His Battle with COPD

4 Nov 2015
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Leonard Nimoy and His Battle with COPD

“Star Trek” star Leonard Nimoy dedicated his final days to raising awareness of COPD. Learn more about COPD.

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History of Cigarette Composition

24 Sep 2015
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History of Cigarette Composition

The number of people who smoke and where they do it may have changed, but in many ways cigarette composition has stayed the same.

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COPD Lifestyle Changes

16 Sep 2015
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Lung Institute | COPD Life Style Changes

Implementing lifestyle changes when dealing with a condition like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is extremely vital to help reduce your symptoms. Although COPD is an incurable disease, minor lifestyle changes can improve your quality of life. Kick the Habit If you have not already quit smoking, doing so should be your top priority. Smoking intensifies…

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4 Apps To Help you Quit Smoking

4 Apps to Help you Quit Smoking It seems as if it is trapped between your fingers. As hard as you may try, you struggle to let it go. Seconds pass and it’s burning away at your lungs, heart and mind. As the cigarette is getting smaller, your body is becoming weaker. As hard as…

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Best Tips for Quitting Smoking

22 Jul 2015
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Best Tips for Quitting Smoking

Smoking is the leading cause of lung disease. Quitting smoking is one of the best things that you can do for your lung health. We outline the best tips that will help you quit smoking for good, starting today.

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Six Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Clean

Six Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Clean After a diagnosis of lung disease, quitting smoking is the single most effective thing a person can do to minimize lung damage, and the first of six tips for keeping your lungs clean. The human body demonstrates an amazing ability to promote the healing of itself, and the…

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