Chronic respiratory diseases
Chronic respiratory diseases adversely impact the quality of life of affected individuals and can lead to premature death. They also have large adverse economic effects on families, communities and societies in general. WHO/Europe aims to support Member States in their efforts to reduce the toll of morbidity, disability and premature mortality related to chronic respiratory diseases.What are chronic respiratory diseases?
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Key policyAction Plan for implementation of the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2012−2016
PublicationsBibione. Breathe by the sea. The story of a smoke-free beach in Italy More publications
Unite in the fight against NCDs
Personal story of a smoker
Data and statistics
The percentage of chronic respiratory disease worldwide caused by smoking
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