Stakeholder Groups on Lung Disease
Lung Disease News
Lung disease includes lung cancer, asthma, COPD and other related problems. BRADD rates of lung cancer cases and of COPD deaths are far higher than national rates. COPD is the deadly combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. BRIGHT partners are focused most closely on tobacco use, labeled by the medical community as our #1 preventable health risk. Medical research showed long ago the link between smoking and lung disease.
Just as with losing weight, quitting tobacco is very difficult but not impossible. Tobacco users wanting to quit usually need the support of family, friends, and coworkers as well as partnership with their physicians.