- Test your home for radon
- Celebrate 5 years of smoke-free Illinois
- Protect against flu
- Help someone quit smoking
- Become a certified asthma educator
- Get involved: Skyline Plunge! Chicago
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January is National Radon Action Month, the perfect time to test your home. Radon is an odorless, invisible gas that is released from our soil and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Testing your home is simple, and test kits are available at most hardware stores or online. Learn about radon in Illinois and new regulations for new regulations for childcare centers.
January 1, 2013 marked the five-year anniversary of The Smoke Free Illinois Act, one of our state's most significant public health victories of the last decade. Join us in celebrating this important milestone by thanking the restaurants you love. Print out our Happy Anniversary reminder, and tuck a copy into the check holder the next few times you go out to eat.
This year's flu season has started early and is expected to be particularly severe. Protect yourself and your family from flu by getting the vaccine. Find a clinic near you on the City of Chicago's website, or schedule a clinic with us for your workplace, condo association or community organization. Learn more on our seasonal flu page.
- Courage to Quit, our group smoking cessation program. The next session starts at our office on January 9!
- Our 10 tips to help you quit smoking for good fact sheet.
- BecomeAnEx.org, a free online community of smokers and ex-smokers.
- Healthy Lungs Initiative, our program within Cook County Health and Hospitals System.
Health professionals are invited to join our Certified Asthma Educator Preparatory Workshop on February 27 and 28. This workshop includes lectures, case studies, small group discussion and hands-on demonstration stations to prepare participants for the certified asthma educator examination. From now to January 18, sign up with a friend and you will each receive $25 off the general registration fee! Learn more and download the registration form.
Take on a new adventure in 2013 by joining us for Skyline Plunge! Chicago on May 5! Step over the edge of theWit Hotel 27 stories above State and Lake Streets to raise more than $85,000 to support our local lung disease research and programs. Learn more and register on the Skyline Plunge! website.