For media inquiries and interview requests

For comments on issues of local or provincial interests:

Nina Snyder 
Chief Operations Officer  
Phone: 780-488-6819 (Extension 2232) 


For comments on issues of a national interest:

Marketa Stastna 
Ph: 613-569-6411 ext. 252

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May 2021


January 2021


November 2020

A Patient Charter for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

March 2020

16/03/2020 COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

06/03/2020 COVID-19 places scrutiny on handwashing. Tips for better handwashing!

06/03/2020 Statistics Canada released the results of a 2019 vaping survey. The results reinforced what we have known for a while now – that there is a vaping crisis among Canadian youth. See the complete results. 

05/03/2020 CBC Interview with Canadian Lung Associations Policy Analyst Sara Butson speaks about e-cigarettes and youth here.

Jan 2020

31/01/2020 World Health Organization declares public health emergency over global outbreak of Coronavirus

06/01/2020 PDF icon Press Release - Radon Screening Kits Available at Parkland Regional Library

02/01/2020 Media Release - Case of severe vaping illness reported in Alberta

November 2019

07/11/2019 Edmonton grown device breathes new life into lung transplant Edmonton Sun  Read how The Lung Association plans to help patients 

07/11/2019 Article - Radon Screening Kits Available at Red Deer Public Library

04/11/2019 NEWS RELEASE: Albertans want provincial vaping restrictions aligned with tobacco restrictions

04/11/2019 Media Release - Radon Screening Kits Available at EPL

October 2019

31/10/2019 Press Release - Radon Screening Kits Available at Red Deer Public Library

September 2019

19/09/2019 Health groups call for immediate federal action to protect young people from the risks of vaping products.

19/09/2019 Vaping: The time to act is now.

June 2019

After decades of decline; tobacco is once again butting into young lives!

January 2019

Edmonton, Alberta– 24 January 2019 – Moving the Dial on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma

October 2018

Lung Association of Alberta offering 100 citizens an incentive to quit smoking cold turkey on Nov 1 The Medicine Hat News

September 2018

Groundbreaking research funded by donors of The Lung Association - AB & NWT on Asthma!

Click here to see the paper

Watch the CTV interview here

September 2018

The Lung Asociation, Alberta & NWT has joined the Aeroplan Member Donation Program

November 2017

Watch our interview on Alberta Primetime introducing Breathing Space! 


July 2017

Protect Alberta kids

April 2017

Marijuana Position Statement


January 2017

Alberta Drug Benefits Updates


The complete list of Alberta drug benefits, changes and criteria for coverage can be found by clicking Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) 

Changes to the Alberta Drug Plan coverage of certain medications for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis available by Special Authorization (ABC 60051):


November 2016


Ottawa, ON - November is Lung Month and this year, the Lung Association is celebrating with a new brand and a challenge for all Canadians. Breathing is at the core of everything the Lung Association does – whether it is research, advocacy or education. And that is what inspires this year’s events.

“Every day we breathe an average of 22,000 times. Most of us never stop to think about our breath. Breathing is essential, and it is important to appreciate each and every breath you take,” says Debra Lynkowski, CEO of The Canadian Lung Association.

“It’s what powers your body, your brain, your life. This simple action has complex consequences and it is why it is the focus of everything The Lung Association does.”

This Lung Month, the Lung Association is asking all Canadians to Take a Breather and start a movement to make each breath matter. The Association’s innovative, national research campaign, Breathing as One, will inspire conversation about the importance of breathing and help fund life-saving respiratory research that will put breathing front and centre.

“Canada has some of the best respiratory researchers in the world,” says Dr. Brian Graham, President and CEO of the Lung Association, Saskatchewan “yet lung research is grossly underfunded in Canada. But isn’t giving breath back into someone’s lungs something so vital that we cannot afford to ignore it?”

This November, The Lung Association is challenging all Canadians to truly appreciate each and every breath and share this appreciation with others, because it is this recognition that will drive the vital research that will help all Canadians breathe easier.

There are many ways to get involved:

For more information about this year’s Breathing as One Campaign, visit or

About The Lung Association:

Our reason for being can really be summed up in one word: Breathe. It’s what unites us. It’s what inspires us. And it’s what keeps us pushing ahead— whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, teaching kids about the dangers of tobacco, or fighting for clean air. The Lung Association is the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. We do this by funding vital research, pushing for improved treatments, going to bat for smarter policies, and helping patients manage their health.


Leigh Allard                                                              Nina Snyder

President and CEO                                                  Chief Operations Officer

The Lung Association, Alberta and NWT              The Lung Association, Alberta and NWT                                         

1-888-566-5864                                                      (780) 488-6819 



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