Harmful effects of wildfire smoke are immediate and could make COVID-19 symptoms worse, UBC study warns

A study by University of British Columbia researchers underscores the immediate, harmful health effects of wildfire smoke and says there are concerning implications during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the online journal Environmental Health Perspectives, explores a link between high levels of fine particulates in wildfire smoke and increased ambulance dispatches. The research […]

Hospital patients who smoke should suck it up and quit, readers say

Hospital patients who smoke should suck it up and quit, readers say

A lot of hard-hearted people inhabit this ol‘ world, and righteous non-smokers are at the top of the list. Last week we reported on cigarette butts littering the periphery of the Bridgepoint hospital, mostly from staff and visitors. We inadvertently learned that patients who smoke anywhere on the property — no matter how far from […]