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KEEP THOSE AIRWAYS FLYING. Our lungs are designed to perform their well-choreographed routine without so much as a hiccup. Until stuff that’s in the air like germs, toxins, smoking and pollution, wreak havoc on these delicate organs. The key to preventing lung disease and maintaining your breathing health is to protect your lungs from the things most likely to harm them before the damage is done. Here’s a look at some of the biggest threats to your lung health and how you can avoid or minimize them in order to prevent lung disease.

Protecting your lungs

PROTECTING YOUR LUNGS. Breathing powers your body, your brain-and your life. But because it comes so naturally, you probably don’t think much about your breath.

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The air we breathe

BREATHING BAD. Inhale. Exhale. About 20,000 times a day, we draw in oxygen from the air around us to keep our bodies running.

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Immunization

JAB JAB JAB. Put simply, getting vaccinated is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health.

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Smoking

CIGARETTES ARE A BURNING ISSUE. No surprise here: smoking is by far the most preventable cause of breathing breakdown.

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Are you at risk?

LISTEN TO YOUR LUNGS. Are you huffing and puffing, hacking or crackling? Those lungs might be giving you a noisy wake-up call.

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Advocating for Your Breath

THE DEEP AND LASTING CHANGE. Putting in place the programs, protocols and laws required to protect the breathing of all Ontarians.

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