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Review published today by Public Health England into e-cigarettes which shows that around 95% are less harmful than tobacco

Hugh Platt 19 August 2015
Comment from Dan Murphy, Director of External Affairs at Asthma UK. Read More

Asthma UK statement following news Stuart Baggs died of asthma attack

Hugh Platt 06 August 2015
Comment from Dr Samantha Walker, Deputy Chief Executive of Asthma UK Read More

Impact of the heatwave on people with asthma in the UK

Hugh Platt 02 July 2015
Almost a third of people we spoke to had had an asthma attack because of the heatwave. and almost three quarters have found their asthma had flared up as a result of the heatwave. Read More

UK Inhaler Group's joint statement on Duaklir® (aclidinium / formoterol fumarate) Genuair® packaging change

Hugh Platt 02 July 2015
The UK Inhaler Group welcomes the announcement from AstraZeneca to the change in colour of the Duaklir® Genuair® inhaler (usually used by patients with COPD) from white with a turquoise-blue cap and dosage button to white with an orange cap and dosage button. Read More

Asthma UK alert: Fifty Shades of ‘Grey Fever’

Pippa Goldenberg 16 June 2015
Anyone who is concerned about how pollen may affect their asthma can call our Helpline on 0300 222 5800 or visit www.asthma.org.uk/pollen Read More

Tens of thousands at risk of potentially life threatening asthma attacks from unsafe prescribing

Asthma UK 15 June 2015
New analysis from Asthma UK reveals evidence that over 22,000 people with asthma in the UK, including 2,000 children, have been prescribed medicines (long-acting reliever inhalers) in a way that is so unsafe they have a ‘black box warning’ in the USA due to the risk they pose to the lives of people with asthma. Read More

Making sense of allergies: new guide published by Sense About Science

Pippa Goldenberg 04 June 2015
Sense About Science, a UK charity that aims to put science and evidence in the hands of the public, has published a new guide today called Making Sense of Allergies. Read More

Charities urge festival goers to breathe easy at Glastonbury

Pippa Goldenberg 02 June 2015
Advice on the best way to make the most out of the summer festival season while managing your asthma. Read More

Twitter asthma and hay fever Q & A - Thursday 28th May, 1pm

Dermot Watson 19 May 2015
We are working with Boots to bring you a special Twitter hay fever question and answer session. Asthma UK allergy specialist nurse Shenagh Hume will be online with Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmers to answer all your questions relating to the problems that hay fever brings to people with asthma. If you can’t make it along to the session, you can send your questions before-hand via #askasthmauk on Twitter. Read More

"Is it a birch? Is it a plane? No, it's asthma!"

Hugh Platt 18 May 2015
New research from the charity Asthma UK shows that people confuse the symptoms of asthma and hay fever which means they may fail to manage either condition, putting themselves at increased risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack. Read More