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From TheJournal.ie New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications Breathing Problems

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications

About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.

From TheJournal.ie 500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise COPD

500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise

COPD, more commonly known as bronchitis or emphysema, is primarily caused by smoking.

From TheJournal.ie 250,000 Irish people aren't being diagnosed with fatal disease that can be managed if caught early COPD

250,000 Irish people aren't being diagnosed with fatal disease that can be managed if caught early

Ireland has the highest rate of hospitalisation for COPD in the OECD, almost double the OECD average.

From TheJournal.ie 75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'We wouldn't be here without it': HSE will not fund life-saving lung disease drug Alpha-1

'We wouldn't be here without it': HSE will not fund life-saving lung disease drug

21 Alpha-1 patients in Ireland have been receiving Respreeza up until now through a compassionate use programme.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm living proof it works': Patients with severe lung condition call for access to 'life-changing' drug Alpha-1

'I'm living proof it works': Patients with severe lung condition call for access to 'life-changing' drug

People are set to lose access to Respreeza at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about Save Your Breath

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about

“My first instinct was ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die.’”

From TheJournal.ie "It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself" Smoking

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

From TheJournal.ie This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking Thank You For Not Smoking

This woman had to give up her job, swimming and going to the salon...because of smoking

Paula Newman and two other smokers with lung cancer, heart problems and COPD urge kids to not smoke in three short video messages.

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientists find potential new treatment for smoking-related diseases Lung Disease

Irish scientists find potential new treatment for smoking-related diseases

The new approach could help save patients with conditions often associated with long-term smoking.