Canadian Lung Association Blog

Today is National Flag Day

On February 15, 1965, Canadians flew the Maple Leaf Flag for the first time.

In 1965:

  • The Beatles had 5 number one hits
  • Bonanza was the top TV show
  • The smoking rate was 50%
  • Men could expect to live to the age of 67
  • Women could expect to live to the age of 74

A lot has changed:

  • Beyoncé and Jay Z are the top song artists
  • The Walking Dead is the top TV show
  • The smoking rate is now slightly less than 20%
  • Men can expect to live to the age of 78
  • Women can expect to live to the age of 83

There is still much work to be done. According to the Conference Board of Canada over 3 million Canadians of all ages have a serious lung disease. Together we can continue to fight lung disease.

When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.

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