905669 - Lung Diseases (Answered)

Nick Thomas-Symonds
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with lung diseases.

George Freeman

Data on the number of people diagnosed with lung diseases in not available. However, the British Lung Foundation estimates that more than 12 million people in the United Kingdom are affected by lung disease, (of which eight million people have asthma, just over a million have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more than 150,000 have interstitial lung disease.)