The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is concerned with the findings of a new study highlighting an increased risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality in relation to diesel and respirable dust exposure.

    The study published in the prestigious American Journal of Epidemiology by a group of leading scientists involved more than 10,000 US miners. It found that the miners exposed occupationally to diesel exhaust and respirable dust, had an increased risk of IHD mortality [1].



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    FIRS would like to thank all organisations who have pledged to support World Lung Day 2018.

    World Lung Day falls on 25th September and is a day to rally advocacy for respiratory health and air quality globally. You can see the full list of organisations supporting World Lung Day 2018 below.


    Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. World Lung Cancer Day is a great opportunity for us all to raise awareness about lung cancer , highlighting the key risk factors as well as screening and treatment options. 

    This World Lung Cancer Day the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorate, celebrate and support those impacted by lung cancer.


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    World Lung Day 2019

    View the World Lung Day 2019 toolkit here

    If you are an individual or organisation interested in supporting World Lung Day 2019, email Lisa Roscoe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    World No Tobacco Day – 31 May 2018.

    Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, May 31, 2018 – Tobacco is the leading underlying single cause of death worldwide. In 2016, tobacco use caused over 7.1 million deaths mostly related to lung and heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Every year, on 31 May, persons and organizations mark World No Tobacco Day, by highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.


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