Chronic Respiratory Diseases

Chronic respiratory disease (CRD) is an umbrella term to describe diseases that affect the lungs and airways. Common types include: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and sleep apnea. Risk factors for CRDs include tobacco smoke, air pollution, occupational chemicals and dusts and childhood respiratory infections. This page contains documents and resources related to CRDs.



PHO Rounds: Health Conditions Attributable to Smoking and Alcohol by Public Health Unit in Ontario

 A new report by Ontario Health and Public Health Ontario provides estimates of the prevalence of smoking and alcohol use in the province and includes detailed estimates of the number of harms caused by smoking and alcohol consumption. The report also provides estimates of the number of cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, respiratory, communicable disease, neuropsychiatric, and injury harms. 

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Updated 20 Nov 2019