Find resources to deal with this serious lung disease.

Difficulty breathing?

You could have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a chronic lung disease that too often goes undiagnosed. Smokers or ex-smokers over 40 are at greatest risk.

COPD is a serious lung disease that includes respiratory disorders such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. About 92,000 people in B.C. and 27,000 in Fraser Health are living with COPD. More than 10,000 new cases were reported last year in the province. But many people don’t know they have it until they experience an acute episode.

To find out how to get a free breathing test, call the BC Lung Association at 604-731-5864 or visit


  • Canadian Lung Association
    Information about respiratory conditions for both patients and the general public.
  • BC Lung Association
    Resources and prevention information on lung health.
  • Living well with COPD
    Designed to help physicians and health care professionals develop a partnership with their patients to help with the self-management of their disease.