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Almost twelve million Canadians have lung disease or one in three people. Lung disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. Smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke and pollution are the main causes.

The Quebec Lung Association is a non-profit organization working in the field of respiratory health. A member of the Canadian Lung Association, the American Lung Association, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and the World Health Organization, the Lung Association has always been closely linked to the science’s constant battle against tuberculosis.