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What we do

We work with journalists across the UK to highlight the impact that lung conditions have on people’s lives, campaign for more lung research, cleaner air and for everyone with a lung condition to get the treatment and care they need and deserve.

We want to spread the word about the seriousness of lung conditions and the work we are doing at Asthma + Lung UK, as the only UK charity fighting for everyone with a lung condition. We know how vital the media is in raising awareness and we’re keen to help in any way we can. We can offer you press releases and statements and up-to-date statistics, experts who can speak about asthma, infographics, and we can help put you in touch with our celebrity supporters and people with lung conditions who want to share their stories.

Our press releases

NHS commits vital stepping-stone to Long COVID care, but must address all access issues

28-July-2022: Asthma + Lung UK, responds to the latest NHS announcement on Long COVID.

‘Air pollution damaging health from the cradle to the grave’, charity warns

27-July-2022: Asthma + Lung UK responds to new report linking air pollution and dementia.

One million people in UK at risk of asthma attack because they could be relying on 'wrong inhaler'

12-July-2022: An estimated million people could be at risk because they’re relying on their reliever inhaler rather than using a preventer.

Millions of people in the UK with lung conditions could be at risk from toxic air – new estimates

14-Jun-2022: Alerting the Nation, a new report published by Asthma + Lung UK, reveals as many as 3.4 million people could be affected.

Asthma + Lung UK responds as Long COVID cases hit 'grim milestone' of two million

1-June-2022: Sarah Woolnough, CEO, responds to the latest Long COVID estimates from the ONS.

Almost 9 out of 10 Scots want smoking banned near school playgrounds

30-May-2022: Asthma + Lung UK Scotland is urging the Scottish Government to follow the example set in Wales and ban smoking outside schools

Asthma + Lung UK appoints Henry Gregg as new Director of External Affairs

30-May-2022: Henry Gregg brings his wealth of experience to the leading lung charity to drive forward its ambitious new strategy.

People from deprived areas in Scotland three times more likely to end up in A+E with potentially life-threatening asthma attacks

17-May-2022: Scotland lagging behind other nations for the ‘first time’ in delivering basic asthma care

Prescription charges are forcing people with lung conditions into poverty, warns charity

16-May-2022: Harriet Edwards, Head of Policy and External Affairs, responds to the news that the government will freeze prescription charges.

Demand for Long COVID support from leading lung charity doubles

15-May-2022: Hundreds of thousands of people living with Long COVID in the UK are turning to charity Asthma + Lung UK for advice and support.

More than 3 million people with lung conditions at risk of life-threatening flare-ups because of pollen

13-May-2022: More than half of people with asthma could be at risk of asthma attacks as grass pollen season strikes, warns Asthma + Lung UK.

Women almost twice as likely to die from asthma than men 

27-Apr-2022: Asthma + Lung UK say that millions of women are drawing the short straw with too little research exploring the effect of female hormones

A+LUK wins £200,000 partnership with Thales to fund 4,500 hours of medical research

9-Mar-2022: Asthma + Lung UK is announced as Charity of the Year by the Thales in the UK, winning a partnership worth £200,000 over 2 years

Lung conditions kill more people in the UK than anywhere in Western Europe

28-Feb-2022: Asthma + Lung UK says the state of lung health in the UK is ‘shameful’ with more deaths than anywhere else in Europe apart from Turkey.

Older news from British Lung Foundation

Asthma + Lung UK was formed from the merger of Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation. See older press releases from BLF.

Older news from Asthma UK

Asthma + Lung UK was formed from the merger of Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation. See older news and press releases from Asthma UK.

Our spokespeople

Our team of experts is leading the fight against lung disease. We can offer experienced media spokespeople to talk about any aspect of respiratory health. Contact the media team to find the right spokesperson for you.

Case studies

Hear the voices of people living with a lung condition. We can offer case studies with a wide range of conditions and experiences, to share their stories.

Contact the media team to find someone to help with your story.

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Celebrity supporters

We are really grateful to have had the support of some famous faces over the years, who have used their own experiences and their platform to help us raise awareness of the seriousness of lung conditions.

If you’re interested in speaking to one of our celebrity supporters, please contact the media office.

Stats on lung health

Find a range of key statistics about lung health from Asthma + Lung UK.

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What we stand for

We fight for your right to breathe. Find out more about what we are campaigning for and our successes.

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