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Through With Chew week events planned

...important to inform people that using smokeless tobacco isn't a safe alternative to smoking. "While it doesn't cause emphysema and lung cancer, it causes other, equally bad things like oral cancer, esophageal cancer, gum disease and tooth loss...
Juneau man featured in anti-smoking campaign

...considers COPD to be a fate worse than cancer."COPD and emphysema are much more terrifying than cancer. Most people express that when they die, they want to die quick, but with COPD and emphysema, it's slow and drawn out, and it's suffocating you more...
Poet's Corner

...died of esophageal cancer before him--caused most probably by second-hand smoke. I knew my Father as someone dying of emphysema at age 79, brought on by inhaling cigars for 40 years. I knew my Father as someone who had faults like all humans, but...
At the energy crossroads: It's time to move on, blaze a new trail into Alaska's future

...100th of a microgram is toxic). The methylmercurcy from coal plants is linked to cancer, nervous system disorders, and emphysema. HEA, on the other hand, is in a prolonged court battle with GVEA over who will control the Healy Clean Coal Plant (which...
Keeping track of state history

...Ferguson gave the chandelier back to the railroad just two months before his death, Gilliland said. On May 9, 2007 he died of emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ?I think it helped him,? Gilliland said. ?It was a full circle for him...
SoHi teacher recognized

...concept and then being able to apply that to every day life, that's when the light bulb comes on and says 'OK, I get emphysema now,' it's that moment that says, 'OK now I know what that is,'" he said. He tries to follow a pattern with his...
Willis Clifford Wheeler

Longtime Kenai resident Willis Clifford Wheeler died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, of emphysema at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with his family at his side. He was 83. Per his request no services will be held...
Carolyn 'Cary' Rae Bradford

Longtime Soldotna resident Carolyn "Cary" Rae Bradford died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, from complications of emphysema at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 63. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb...
Gerd Manzek

...Landing resident Gerd Manzek died Sept. 24, 2007 at home with loved ones by his side, after a long battle with emphysema and cancer. He was 75. A celebration of life open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30...
Where pets should go in case Mount Redoubt decides to blow

...of animals can be adversely affected if they breathe in ash. Obstructive airway diseases -- such as pneumonia, asthma or emphysema -- could develop as a result of a significant ash-fall event. "You can't really get pets to wear masks, so you have...


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