Memo re asthma inhaler photos

Asthma UK can provide media outlets with photos of children using asthma inhalers (and spacers) for online or print publication free of charge. You can download them here before 9 October 2018:  or contact Please credit Asthma UK.

National guidelines suggest that children with asthma use a spacer, a special tube made of plastic, with their inhaler as it makes it easier to get the right amount of medicine straight to their lungs where it’s needed. This means they may not need to use as much medicine overall and helps reduce the risk of side effects from their medicine.

Where possible, we ask that media outlets who use photos of children using an inhaler use one which includes a spacer to promote best practice.


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About Asthma UK:

  • Asthma UK’s mission is to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma. We do this by funding world leading research, campaigning for improved care and supporting people to reduce their risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.
  • In the UK, 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for asthma: 1.1 million children (1 in 11) and 4.3 million adults (1 in 12).
  • Every day, the lives of three families are devastated by the death of a loved one to an asthma attack, and tragically two thirds of these deaths are preventable.
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