Draft policy consensus statement 2012
Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that more than 49 million Americans are living with a chronic lung disease such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis or sarcoidosis. The rates of many lung diseases are on the rise.
The United for Lung Health partners support lung disease prevention efforts, improved air quality initiatives, better treatment options and increased access to care through policies and budgetary actions aimed at improving lung health.
We support increased support for research that can help find better treatments and cures. We call for educational efforts that promote prevention, early detection and proper management of lung disease. And we remain vigilant to ensure that previous legislative and policy wins for lung health are not weakened.
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