Sponsored by the US COPD Coalition, COPD Awareness Month is a time to educate people, especially smokers about the fatal disease. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a smoking-related respiratory illness commonly known as chronic bronchitis, emphysema or “smoker’s lung.” An estimated 24 to 30 million Americans have COPD, but only about 12 million have been diagnosed. In fact, COPD is the nation’s third leading fatal disease in the United States and was responsible for 119,000 deaths last year, that’s 1 death every 4 minutes.
Of course the best way to bring about a reduction in the number of death’s by COPD is through no-smoking campaigns. If you want to encourage your clients or employees to quit smoking, try using promotional posters to hang around the office. Another promotional item to educate your employees is through custom awareness bracelets. Place one on each persons desk and encourage the entire company to wear them in November to support COPD Awareness Month! This is a great way for your employees ,as well as clients, to crush the habit!
For more ideas on how to promote COPD awareness, contact your ePromos Promotional Specialist Today!.