Asthma and respiratory diseases are two of the leading causes of sickness and death in New Zealand

1 in 7

have a respiratory disease


most common cause of death


cost to country each year

1 in 8

children have asthma

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New Zealand’s First Quit Vaping Guidelines For Youth Released

‘A reference guide: To support rangatahi to quit vaping’ – written and published by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ – is aimed at helping health professionals who work with adolescents and young adults (AYA) to tackle vaping and e-cigarette addiction. Download the reference guide

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New patient COPD handbook released

This new handbook aims to provide information about COPD - from the various symptoms you may experience, to the different types of treatment and medication used to manage the condition. Download the handbook


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Respiratory disease accounts for one in eleven of all hospital stays in New Zealand and is the third leading cause of death. The Foundation wants to see those statistics changed and for all New Zealanders to breathe easier. We provide education, research and advocacy for the 700,000 Kiwis living with a respiratory condition.

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