Welcome to Asthma + Lung UK
Breath is an inhalation, an exhalation. Breath is life. We’re the UK’s lung health charity, fighting for your right to breathe.
Tell your MP to make smoking history
Ask your MPs to vote for new laws that will increase the legal age of smoking by one year, every year.
We invite you to participate in our Life With a Lung Condition survey
Share your experience of life with a lung condition with us. Your voice matters, and your answers can make a real difference.
Call our Helpline for support with your condition. Get advice on your medicines, symptoms or travelling with a lung condition, or just call us to say hello.
Lake District Ultra Challenge 2024
Walk, jog, or Run The Lake District Challenge and take on England’s finest countryside at your pace.
Why we’re here
We believe that every breath matters
Whoever said, “We all breathe the same air” didn’t have to worry about being one of the 43,000 early deaths attributed to air pollution every year. Wasn’t the 1 in every 5 people who will have a lung condition in their lifetime. Or one of the 5.4 million people in the UK living with asthma.
Respiratory care isn’t good enough
Even before COVID-19, NHS hospital admissions for lung conditions were rising three times faster than average admissions. People living with lung conditions are often overlooked and being left behind. Their condition isn’t accurately diagnosed at an early stage – and even when they are diagnosed, they’re not given the care they need.
Transforming lung health
Our vision is for a world where everyone has healthy lungs. We are dedicated to helping create a world where good lung health and the ability to breathe freely are a basic right enjoyed by all. From research and campaigning to advice and support, as the nation’s lung charity we are on a mission to change the way that lung health is perceived.
There are lots of ways to support Asthma + Lung UK. Help us fight for your right to breathe freely.