Winter lung health

Winter can be a difficult time of year if you have a lung condition. Using our advice could help you stay well this winter. 

Learn more about winter lung health

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Cold weather and your lungs

Cold weather can worsen the symptoms of your lung condition and increase your risk of becoming unwell. Find out how to look after your lungs in cold weather.
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Fireworks and your lungs

The smoke and chemicals from fireworks and bonfires could affect your lung condition. Find out how to look after your lungs around fireworks.
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Stay well during the festive season

There’s a lot you can do to stay well during the festive season. Find out how to prepare for Christmas and special events during winter.
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Flu vaccines

Find out why getting the flu vaccine each year gives you the best protection against flu.

Bronchiolitis and RSV

Bronchiolitis is a viral chest infection that usually affects babies and children under two years old. It's most commonly caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out how coronavirus could affect you if you are living with a lung condition.
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You’re more at risk of pneumonia if you have a lung condition. Find out how to protect yourself against pneumonia and what you can do if you get it.
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Indoor air pollution

Find out about the types of air pollution you might find in your home and how you can prevent them from worsening your lung condition.
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Financial support

This is support with everyday costs like bills, food, prescriptions and transport. Find out if you could get financial help because of your lung condition.
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Mental health and wellbeing

We explain why mental health can be affected when you have a lung condition, the different mental health issues you might face and ways you can manage or treat them.
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