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Free flu vaccine for people with respiratory conditions

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 11:17 am | The Asthma Foundation

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ strongly advises people with a respiratory illness to get their free influenza vaccination from March onwards. It is best to get vaccinated before the start of the winter season, before influenza enters the community. More >>

Bronchiectasis in NZ–the Growing Problem That Goes Unnoticed

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 3:15 pm | The Asthma Foundation

The Dominion Post’s recent cover story (9 February) pays tribute to the tragic passing of beautiful young toddler Ataahua, who died of bronchiectasis just shy of three years of age. More >>

Asthma Awareness Week is the 31 August – 6 September

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:14 am | The Asthma Foundation

Asthma Awareness Week is the 31 August – 6 September with Balloon Day on Friday, 5 September. More >>

Smoking cannabis linked to respiratory problems

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 1:10 pm | The Asthma Foundation

Smoking cannabis linked to respiratory problems People who smoke cannabis as little as once a week are more likely to suffer respiratory symptoms such as morning cough, bringing up phlegm, and wheezing, according to University of Otago research. More >>

Reducing poverty will reduce respiratory disease

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 4:07 pm | The Asthma Foundation

Being sick with a respiratory condition is often not inevitable or ‘just bad luck’. The link between poverty and respiratory disease is well established. With the first annual Child Poverty Monitor noting 265,000 Kiwi kids live in poverty, and increased ... More >>

One of the best things that happened to me – going to rehab!

Monday, 18 November 2013, 3:36 pm | The Asthma Foundation

Jeannie Sullivan started smoking when she was 21. She started with a packet lasting a fortnight and slowly moved onto a packet a day by her late 30s. Jeannie is proud to say she finally stopped smoking about 10 years ago. More >>

Ban smoking in cars

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 11:40 am | The Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation supports Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia’s intention to make cars with young passengers smokefree as part of the Government’s goal of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. More >>

Christchurch school dances … Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Thursday, 5 April 2012, 9:08 am | The Asthma Foundation

“I love dance, I’m an asthmatic and the message in the song is perfect for our school right now”. Heather McQuillan, Deputy Principal from Mt Pleasant School in Christchurch was one of the first to register for Dance 4 Asthma. The Dance 4 ... More >>


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