Smoking/Lung Health

The Windsor FHT has a lung health program for asthma and COPD.  Ask your health care provider for more information.

*NEW* Smoking cessation services will be offered at the WFHT beginning in August 2014.  Ask any of our staff for a referral.

When we breath, we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. This exchange of gases is the respiratory system's method of getting oxygen to the blood.  Air enters the body through the nose and mouth and travels down the trachea, through the bronchial tubes, and then into the lungs.  Once in the lungs, the air is drawn into thin-walled sacs that are supplied with capillaries.  The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood takes place in these tiny sacs.

Lung disease are conditions that occur within the lungs. Common lung diseases include asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and lung cancer.

Links

Canadian Cancer Society

The Lung Association

COPD Canada

Asthma Society of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada:COPD

Smoking Cessation links:

Smokers Helpline
http://www.smokershelpline.ca/

Tobacco - Health Concerns - Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/index-eng.php

On the Road to Quitting: Guide to Becoming a Non-Smoker