Providing hope and support for people living with lung disease
The Lung Association provides programs and services to support Nova Scotians and Islanders in managing and preventing lung disease. One in five people in our provinces are currently struggling to breathe. In order to help prevent lung disease and help people cope with their diagnosis, we provide support groups, equipment programs, lung transplant support, smoking cessation programs, and send kids with lung disease to summer camp. We also fund local respiratory research, host air quality workshops, advocate for lung health issues, create radon awareness programs, and more.
Sleep Apnea Refurbishment Program
Camp Treasure Chest
Lung Transplant Support
Through generous donations, gently-used sleep apnea machines are provided to Nova Scotians and Islanders who are unable to afford therapy.
For over 30 years, kids with lung disease have been able to enjoy to a medically-supervised camp, where they learn more about managing their disease, have fun, and make life-long friendships.
Patients who require lung transplants, are required to go out-of-province for the procedure. Funding is available to help with travel costs and post-transplant exercise.
Legacy Research Grant
Up to $70,000 is available to local researchers each year for respiratory-related research projects.
Smoking continues to be the number one cause of preventable disease and death. Programs and resources are available to help people on their quit journey.
Vaping Prevention and Programs
E-cigarettes and vaping are not safe products as they contain harmful chemicals, and many contain highly-addictive nicotine. Programs are available to help prevent vaping as well as to help people quit
Radon is the 2nd-leading cause of lung cancer and can be found in all homes in varying concentrations. Programs have been created to help people test and mitigate their homes to ensure they are safe.
Lung disease can be frightening and can cause anxiety and feelings of loneliness. Our support groups can provide helpful information and connection with others who are also coping with lung disease.
Nova Scotians and Islanders who require lung transplants, are required to go out-of-province for the procedure. The Lung Association helps by providing funding and hosting support groups.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people with lung health issues continue to be at higher risk. Work is also being done to help understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19.