Articles

This section contains articles about asthma and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

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  • Scheme’s success at stopping mums-to-be smoking

    Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment – and then are more likely to have heavier, hea...

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    Nasal sprays for asthma

    Nasal sprays can be used in combination with other asthma medications to reduce inflammation in the lungs and help provide asthma relief. Although the delivery methods ca...

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  • Campaign launches to highlight benefits of quitting smoking before surgery

    Surgeons are being urged to encourage patients to improve their survival chances by quitting smoking ahead of surgery. The campaign has been launched by the Royal College...

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    Humidifers and ionisers with asthma

    Humidifiers and ionisers work in different ways but can help make the air better for asthma sufferers and therefore help reduce the symptoms that may bring on an asthma a...

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  • Over 60% of people with asthma still not receiving basic care

    According to Asthma UK’s annual survey of 4,650 people, two-thirds of people living with asthma are not receiving the basic care they need to manage their asthma da...

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    Inhalers

    One of the most widely used treatments for asthma is the use of inhalers (also known as puffers). Inhalers contain a solution of medicine and a propellant which is used t...

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  • New asthma pill designed to combat severe symptoms

    An experimental pill may be the revolutionary treatment asthma patients have been waiting for. A study, conducted by The University of Leicester and published in the Lanc...

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    Electronic cigarettes

    An electronic cigarette, also referred to as an e-cigarette, is an electronic inhaler that vaporises a liquid solution into an aerosol mist, with or without nicotine, mim...

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  • Tobacco Tax and Minimum Excise Tax Rise in the 2016 Budget

    In the most recent Budget, delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on 16 March 2016, it was announced that tobacco tax is to rise. As previously announced...

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    Asthma and exercise

    When exercising with asthma the first port of call is to talk to your GP and confirm that your asthma is in check and controlled as best as possible. You can then start t...

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  • Growing Pressure on Tobacco Companies to ‘Pay for the Damage they Do’

    A charity set up by the Royal College of Physicians called Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has joined more than 120 health organizations including Cancer Research UK i...

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    Pollution

    People with asthma can be affected by outdoor and indoor pollutants. Breathing in polluted air can trigger breathing difficulties and bring on asthma attacks.

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