Risk factors

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There are many factors that can have a dramatic effect on lung health and disease. We should all try to understand more about these factors and take actions that will help to combat the damage they inflict.

At a conservative estimate, tobacco kills more than 650,000 people every year in the European Union alone. Many of these deaths are due to respiratory disease. Action needs to be taken in many forms to reduce this preventable mobidity and mortality.

The environment that we live in can have a dramatic effect on our health. Poor environment quality, both inside our own homes, and in the work place and open air, contributes to many diseases, respiratory diseases in particular.

Diet and nutrition
In recent years, the link between diet and health has become increasingly clear. The role of a bad diet has been well reported in many diseases. But the role that the diet plays in lung diseases is poorly understood.



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