Asthma UK comment on research out today that perfume should be banned in hospitals

Pippa Goldenberg 06 October 2015
Sonia Munde, Head of Asthma UK helpline & Nurse Manager says: “1 in 11 people in the UK have asthma and 60 % of people with asthma tell us that perfume can trigger their asthma, leaving them at increased risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack. It can be difficult to completely avoid coming into contact with strong scents so if perfume is a trigger for you it’s vital you carry your re... Read More

Asthma UK response - Grandmothers' smoking habits increase asthma risk in grandchildren

Pippa Goldenberg 30 September 2015
Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK, says: “Smoking not only increases your risk of having a potentially fatal asthma attack, it is also a contributing factor in causing people to develop asthma. This study suggests that there may also be much longer-term effects as through genetic changes, smoking could also affect the risk of developing asthma in subsequent generatio... Read More

Scotland’s delay on guidance for emergency asthma medicines at school puts thousands of children at risk

Hugh Platt 11 September 2015
Asthma UK is calling on the Scottish Government to urgently prioritise the publication of essential guidance to allow schools to keep and administer spare asthma reliever inhalers in an emergency, after it was confirmed that this has been delayed. Read More

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 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