Lung Association praises Throne Speech commitment to lung health
Ottawa November 19, 2008 “ The Lung Association today released the following statement in response to the 2008 Speech from the Throne:
The Lung Association is pleased to see the government's Throne Speech commitment to improving the lung health of Canadians.
Approximately 6 million people in Canada struggle with asthma, COPD, lung cancer and other lung diseases.Â The fact that the government has recognized how critical it is to improve the lung health of Canadians is excellent news and a clear sign that they wish to continue partnering on building a Canada free of lung disease.
The Lung Association and its respiratory health partners nationwide look forward to working with the government, and all Parliamentarians, to ensure that the National Lung Health Framework “ Canada's first national action plan to combat lung health “ is fully funded and implemented over the course of this government's mandate.
Today is a proud day for the millions of Canadians who want to see Canada as a world leader in the fight against lung disease.
Established in 1900, The Lung Association is one of Canada's oldest and most respected health charities, and the leading national organization for science-based information, research, education, support programs and advocacy on lung heath issues.
More information on the Lung Health Framework