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World Lung Day 2018: help raise awareness of respiratory disease

World Lung Day 2018_v2

Respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, respiratory infections, tuberculosis and lung cancer, are among the most common causes of severe illness and death worldwide. To promote awareness of the burden of lung disease, the Forum of International Respiratory Sciences (FIRS) and its supporters invite you to celebrate World Lung Day 2018 today. The aim of this year’s event is to continue the spirit of the inaugural celebration held last year and use it to stimulate global discussion and action on respiratory health and air quality.

Several organisations across the globe have planned or held activities and events in honour of World Lung Day 2018:

FIRS encourage you to join the conversation via #WorldLungDay or hold your own event – how are you showing your support for World Lung Day 2018? Add your comments below.

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Summary by Alice Wareham PhD from Aspire Scientific

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With thanks to our sponsors, Aspire Scientific Ltd and NetworkPharma Ltd


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