October is National Healthy Lung Month. The focus is on education & raising awareness of the importance of protecting our lungs. We rarely think about how we breathe unless there is a problem, but we know exposing our lungs to smoke, molds, and air pollution can greatly affect our lungs & health. Here are some tips from Tobacco Prevention.

HOW CAN WE OBSERVE HEALTHY LUNG MONTH

  • Give up tobacco/vaping 

The Quitline of Iowa is free & with trained professionals to help. I-800-QUIT-NOW

  • Get a check-up

The best way to know if your lungs are functioning properly is to check in with your doctor.

  • Clean your house

Lots of people have allergies, especially to dust and animal dander or the toxic chemicals in smoke/vapes.

    

Lisa McConnell
Tobacco Prevention Specialist
Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services