How to have a happy holiday without stress or smoke

Holidays are supposed to be an enjoyable time when family and friends gather together with food and drinks, but it can also be stressful as people rush from place to place. A cigarette can sound like the perfect way to destress, especially during a busy holiday season, but cessation coaches at the Asian Smokers’ Quitline have tips and encouragement for people attempting to quit. Continue reading

Secondhand smoke kills

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We are smoke-free youth educators from Boston Asian: Youth Essential Service. We are concerned about the health of our community. We want to raise awareness about the negative health effects of living in an environment where one is exposed to secondhand smoke. We support smoke-free housing policies to protect the health of Chinatown residents. Continue reading

Did you know? Five facts about smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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For many of the 12 million Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, breathlessness, coughing and mucus production may not be symptoms of a nagging cold, but serious, daily effects of a progressive, irreversible lung disease that includes the respiratory illnesses chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Continue reading