Media Advisory - Lung Association to release a major new report on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    TORONTO, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - As part of a major nation-wide COPD awareness
campaign, The Lung Association will be releasing a ground-breaking new report
on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This report will show
substantially higher numbers of people who may have the disease than
previously thought. The findings are both startling and troubling for all of
us who work in lung health.


    Who:         The Lung Association

    What:        Major new report on COPD, Canada's fourth leading cause of

    When:        Tuesday, November 20, 2007

    Why:         There is a huge number of Canadians who either currently
                 smoke or have smoked and may be at-risk for this devastating
                 lung disease

    Other details:

        - National and provincial spokespeople will be available on
          November 20, 2007 including physicians, patients, and
          Lung Association spokespeople.
        - B-roll will be available via satellite feed on November 20, 2007.
          Details to follow.

For further information:

For further information: Kate Morrison, Fleishman-Hillard Canada, (416)

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