Lung Disease Support

Better Breathers Clubs offer the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. These support groups provide the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly and feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including how COPD affects the lungs, breathing techniques, exercise, home health care and more. 

If you feel alone and isolated, these support groups can help. It feels good to talk with others who understand, which has a positive impact on your health.  Below is a listing of pulminary support groups in Illinois.


Wisconsin Fights Lung Cancer


The American Lung Association in Wisconsin is continually working to help those afflicted with lung cancer and fund lung cancer research to one day bring an end to this disease. » More

Freedom From Smoking

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Freedom From Smoking (FFS) is a state-of-the-art cessation program developed to help smokers at all stages of the quitting process. People who use the program are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own. » More

Freedom From Smoking Online

Freedom From Smoking® Online, or FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults, like you, who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good. » More

Lung HelpLine


For questions about lung health or smoking cessation, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872). Our lung health experts are available daily from 7am to 11pm CST, free of charge.

Facing Lung Cancer


Support from Day One, a new online resource designed to guide and support those living with lung cancer and their loved ones during every stage of their disease. In addition to providing general lung cancer education, the site allows users to design a customized guide to use during conversations with their lung cancer care team. Visit Facing Lung Cancer.

Wisconsin Student Asthma Inhaler Law

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On May 24, 2006, Wisconsin Act 398 was passed, allowing all Wisconsin school children with asthma to carry and self-administer their prescribed inhaled asthma medications. » More