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Member, Hawaii Office
American Lung Association

Director
American Lung Association of Hawaii

Director, Advocacy and Partnerships
American Lung Association of Hawaii

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KGMB9 - Hawaii's Severe Weather Station | KGMB9 Top Stories

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"It involves nicotine," Bertrand Kobayashi of the American Lung Association.


Salt Lake Tribune - Utah

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Bertrand Kobayashi, of the American Lung Association's Hawaii office, said his organization developed the "Safe Haven" program in response.On New Year's Eve, the big fireworks holiday in his state, people can find respite from the smoke in hotels and mountain retreats coordinated by Safe Haven. Kobayashi realizes fireworks are "a show of patriotism." "But it is still a health hazard," he said."People who do not have asthma do not understand how sensitive people who have asthma can be." He suggested that it is generally illegal in the United States to hurt someone else.But fireworks appear to be an exception to that principle. "One thing we say here at the American Lung Association is, if you can't breathe, nothing else matters," he said.


Bert Kobayashi ...

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Bert Kobayashi Director of Advocacy and Partnerships


StarBulletin.com | News | /2006/01/10/

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"There is increasing indication that tobacco remains the biggest preventable cause of death and disease in Hawaii and in the United States," said Bertrand Kobayashi, American Lung Association of Hawaii director of advocacy and partnerships.

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Kobayashi said some of each year's amount goes to build up the endowment, and the rest is dispensed to programs of dozens of other nonprofit agencies, such as community health centers.
Hawaii was mistakenly given an A grade on last year's report card, based on incorrect information provided to the national association, Kobayashi said.


View Article : Articles : Article Manager : American Lung Association in Hawaii

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Bert Kobayashi, lung association director of advocacy and partnerships, said Chun's collection spanning 63 years with no break is "a most remarkable achievement."

The runner-up is a Kapahulu woman who worked at Leahi Hospital and has a 42-year collection starting in the 1950s when the hospital had hundreds of TB patients, he said.
The ALAH collection is the most extensive, Kobayashi said.
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Bert Kobayashi, lung association director of advocacy and partnerships, said Chun's collection spanning 63 years with no break is "a most remarkable achievement."
The runner-up is a Kapahulu woman who worked at Leahi Hospital and has a 42-year collection starting in the 1950s when the hospital had hundreds of TB patients, he said.
The ALAH collection is the most extensive, Kobayashi said.

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