British Lung Foundation - The battle for breath

Friday 17 March 2017

The British Lung Foundations the battle for breath report, examines the overall extent and impact of lung disease across the UK. It also takes a closer look at the impact of 15 major lung conditions.

Key findings

  • Lung disease is one of the top three killer diseases in the UK
  • 115,000 people a year die from lung disease - 1 person every 5 minutes
  • Mortality figures are roughly the same as 10 years ago, yet heart disease has fallen 15%
  • 1 in 5 people in the UK have been diagnosed with a lung disease
  • Every day, 1,500 new people are diagnosed with a lung disease

Download the full report here


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