Founded in 1938, the Quebec Lung Association is the only non-profit organization committed in promoting respiratory health and fighting lung disease through research, education and services. We strongly believe in helping those affected by lung disease as well as the general population.
About QUEBEC LUNG ASSOCIATION
Each year, the Lung Association invests heavily in Canadian respiratory health research. Recently, the Quebec Lung Association created Canada's first respiratory health chair. This $2.5 million chair was set up at Université de Sherbrooke. Despite medical advances, lung disease has been flourishing at an ever increasing rate over the past few years. In Quebec, it is estimated that over 1.4 million people suffer from either emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, sleep apnea, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, chronic bronchitis and even tuberculosis, which is showing signs of recrudescence. The Quebec Lung Association provides a variety of services to meet the population's needs. Whether for problems related to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma or any other respiratory illness, or for information on the various programs designed to help quit smoking, our toll-free telephone lines are available to the entire Quebec population.