Counting down the days to this Expo that will provide the latest on COPD and Lung Disease – with 450K losing their lives to tobacco related illness and for each one that dies there are 20 people living with a tobacco related illness I am so blessed to have received a scholarship to attend!!!
The Expo will be an opportunity for patients to learn from medical experts and connect with others facing similar health challenges, and for medical professionals to get up to speed on the newest trends in lung health while earning CEU.
Behind the Headlines: COPD
(February 27, 2015)—
The American Lung Association joins the nation in mourning the passing of beloved actor Leonard Nimoy, of COPD. The passing of Mr. Nimoy, world renowned for his role as Mr. Spock on the Star Trek TV series and films, has brought renewed attention to COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
The American Lung Association is a leader in the fight against COPD, and its major cause—smoking—and is a trusted source for educational material and programs on the prevention and treatment of lung cancer, as well as smoking cessation. We also advocate for public policies that have been proven to reduce tobacco use and for increased funding for COPD research.
To learn more call the Lung HelpLine at 800-LUNGUSA or visit these online resources:
Congratulations on receiving a scholarship to attend the conference! Thanks for helping people to freedom from smoking and the danger that it poses for their own health!
Thank you Rich!!! I still need to post my experience – it has left me feeling with an even greater urgency to encourage professionals to talk to all of their clients about the dangers of tobacco use…argh