Today is #WorldCOPDday . #Educate , #Prevent , #Diagnose and #Manage.
“While 4% of Canadians aged 35 to 79 self-reported being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), direct measurements of lung function from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) indicate that 13% of Canadians had a lung function score indicative of COPD.” 
Check out Lung Association’s website for list of free resources:
Educate yourself about smoking cessation information with this free module by The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit :
Help your patients quit smoking:
COPD Management Guidelines:
1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Canadians, 2009 to 2011. Statistics Canada. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2012001/article/11709-eng.htm