What we do
The Lung Association works at the national, provincial and community levels to improve and promote lung health. We focus on chronic lung disease like asthma and COPD, infectious diseases like TB, flu, and pneumonia, and breathing disorders like sleep apnea. We provide reliable and trusted information to both citizens and governments, and we advocate for improvements when lung disease patients are getting inadequate care.
Recognizing that many lung diseases can be prevented, we inform people about the health effects of air pollution, indoors and out. We help smokers who are trying to quit, and we provide educational material and programs to make sure fewer people take up smoking. We encourage governments at every level to create laws and policies that promote clean air and protect our lungs.
We fund world-class medical research in Canada to find treatments- and ultimately a cure- for lung diseases. Through the Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals, we help doctors and allied health professionals set the highest standards in patient care, and continue to expand their knowledge about lung diseases and treatments.
The work of The Lung Association is made possible through the generous donations of Canadians. We need your help to continue our fight against lung disease
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