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UK has highest lung disease deaths in Western Europe - BBC News

More people die in the UK from serious lung disease than anywhere else in Western Europe, new analysis suggests.

New charity Asthma and Lung UK (ALUK) found that 500,000 people died from pneumonia, asthma and other respiratory conditions over a seven-year period.

It described the state of lung health as "shameful" and called for more funding for research and treatments.

The Department of Health said improving the lives of people with lung conditions was a "clinical priority".

'Third biggest killer'

The number of people admitted to hospital for lung conditions in England and Wales has doubled in the last 20 years, according to research published in November 2021.

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Source – BBC News