Our National Lung Association provides tips and strategies on researching lung health-related statistics. The following is a snapshot of the statistical information available:
Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable disease and death in Canada. An estimated 45,000 Canadians die each year as a result of smoking and countless others live with chronic diseases. Learn more about the statistics of tobacco use and smoking in Canada here.
Lung diseases, such as asthma, tuberculosis, COPD and influenza affect many Canadians with varying severities. Learn more about the statistics of lung disease in Canada here.
Indoor and outdoor air quality can both impact lung health. Click here to find resources on understanding air quality in Canada.