Official updates on Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ activity, research findings, commentary from spokespeople and awareness campaigns.


Press releases

2019

27 September - Smart Sheep Initiative Will Help Healthy Homes

10 September - The 'Wild West' of Vaping

06 September - Breathe Better September Gets Off To A Flying Start

27 August - Making Space for Spacers

26 August - ARFNZ offers expert advice on 'Vaping Facts' website

22 August - Car smoking ban keeping children safe

2 August - Regulation will clear the air around vaping

23 July - Bridging the Gap with Healthy Homes

16 July - Be an Everyday Hero this Breathe Better September

22 May - Wellbeing Budget Could Be a Breath of Fresh Air

20 May - Breakthrough Asthma Study Set to Revolutionise Asthma Treatment 

6 May - Te Reo Asthma Musical Visits Ruatoki School on World Asthma Day Tomorrow

6 May - Schools Get Involved for World Asthma Day 

5 May - Budget brush-off won’t slow down Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ

24 April - Kids helping kids during an asthma emergency

15 April - World Earth Day - Air quality and its effects on respiratory health 

5 April - World Allergy Week 2019: Why healthy homes are important  

2 April - Asthma and flu a risky combination - get immunised

5 March - New respiratory disease 2018 impact report figures, sparks Te Reo Māori educational asthma show to launch in Rotorua

1 February - Education and Balance key to NZ Smokefree 2025 

1 February - Behavioural support is key when using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation

23 January - Back to school and asthma attacks - the unseen danger

2018

Get prepared if you are prone to asthma or allergic reactions - the holiday season is nearly here: http://bit.ly/2AN7rmG

NZ Respiratory Conference 2018 Ready to Go - Asthma and Respiratory disease in the Spotlight: http://bit.ly/2A5odx6

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ and Asthma New Zealand working together to reduce Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease hospitalisations: http://bit.ly/2Dwg60F

'Breathe Better September 2018' wraps up - national respiratory awareness campaign makes a difference: http://bit.ly/2Qw6sxU

Spring into Action with 'Breathe Better September 2018' - national respiratory awareness campaign launches: http://bit.ly/2ww3HEC

Adherium and Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Collaborate to Improve Outcomes for Asthma Patients, with a Special Focus on New Zealand Children: http://bit.ly/2ORLrfJ

NZ Respiratory Conference 2018 launches a new GP specific event: http://bit.ly/2zMS4xj

Breathe Better September 2018 - national respiratory awareness campaign launches: http://bit.ly/2yZLumB

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is welcomed into the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD): http://bit.ly/2t4T1KI

Vaping - it's not child's play. Think about the possible dangers to our young people this 'World Smoke Free Day': http://bit.ly/2L6ggvm

'My Asthma' app update launches today to help kiwi families with asthma: http://bit.ly/2KFqO4n

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ marks World Asthma Day – 1 May 2018 - with the launch of a new online ‘Teachers’ Asthma Toolkit’, a first for New Zealand: http://bit.ly/2HC6hMW

Winners of the 2018 New Zealand Respiratory Achievers' Awards Announced: http://bit.ly/2qUsr5V

'Sailor the Puffer Fish' South Island Tour kicks off this week - educating over 13,000 New Zealand school children about asthma: http://bit.ly/2HjAggC

World Allergy Week: Raising awareness for allergy-triggered asthma: http://bit.ly/2HXfL6F

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ National Achievers' Awards celebrates its 30th Anniversary and makes final call for Nominations: http://bit.ly/2HDYbH3

Ministry of Health (MoH) and Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ begin talks on e-cigarettes and vaping: http://bit.ly/2F7emaw

Asthma doesn't have to hold you back: http://bit.ly/2JcIq6X

Childhood asthma and the school holidays: http://bit.ly/2Jjr48B

Achievers’ Awards celebrate those who battle to breathe: http://bit.ly/2qPnRqs

E-cigarettes not safe, and a potential public health disaster if not effectively regulated – says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ: http://bit.ly/2HQM5I2

Foundation Forges International and Trans-Tasman Partnerships: http://bit.ly/2HH1mO0

‘My Asthma’ App aids in child asthma management: http://bit.ly/2jcSNx2

New guidelines aim to reduce asthma disparities in children and adolescents: http://bit.ly/2AigGwo

E-cigarettes to reduce traditional smoking – no good evidence: http://bit.ly/2j1AQkR

World COPD Day 2017 - Combat breathlessness with exercise: http://bit.ly/2zMW1yw

Unregulated e-cigs and smoking cessation - like stoats to rabbits: http://bit.ly/2mpb1iQ

Hay fever? How to prepare your home this pollen season: http://bit.ly/2jnod6P

No need to live with asthma symptoms: http://bit.ly/2yzEpbB

NZ’s third leading cause of death on the back burner: http://bit.ly/2y6jyto

Dr Stuart Jones and John Clarke join the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ: http://bit.ly/2xrsXhW

New resource aims to improve asthma health literacy: http://bit.ly/2vRwfKr

A call to Government: break down 'silos' to improve respiratory health: http://bit.ly/2wdHpVk

Breathe Better September is back with a challenge: http://bit.ly/2xgjXvK

NZ celebrities support Breathe Better September: http://bit.ly/2xaoijh

National health target required to reduce respiratory illness: http://bit.ly/2uU3IyE

Awards for excellence in health journalism: http://bit.ly/2sgRcZz

Project to reduce Māori hospitalisation rates – says new CE: http://bit.ly/2pR1W1W

World Asthma Day - Tuesday 2 May: http://bit.ly/2qmidNq

World Allergy Week: Highlighting allergy-triggered asthma: http://eepurl.com/cID-Kr

Respiratory disease cost jumps to $6 billion per year: http://bit.ly/2o6VhOg

Free flu vaccine for people with respiratory conditions: https://bit.ly/2zdo6zi

Bush fire smoke a trigger for asthmatics: https://bit.ly/2P7t8bz

Warning of Back-to-school asthma spike: https://bit.ly/2ZgNuyP

Be prepared in the event of an asthma attack: https://bit.ly/2MtGbSj

New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2016: https://bit.ly/2KRfTWQ

Spotlight on the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand: https://bit.ly/33PmjOS

New celebrity ambassador to shine a light on better breathing: https://bit.ly/31UriMF

New adult asthma guidelines launched after 15 years: https://bit.ly/2TMg9dO

Breathe Better September – huge step in the right direction: https://bit.ly/2ZkMOZ3

Are Kiwi lifestyles in check for healthy lungs: https://bit.ly/2KN5rkG

Take your stance on better breathing this September: https://bit.ly/2Zb1f7a

Breathe Better September: https://bit.ly/31TyUPy

Kiwi kids dance for a good cause: https://bit.ly/31TwgJG

World Asthma Day 2016: https://bit.ly/2zclQbE

Winners of the New Zealand Respiratory Awards announced: https://bit.ly/2NnpUOs

Thousands of Kiwis not getting a good night’s rest: https://bit.ly/2zbdp02

Free flu vaccine for people with respiratory conditions: https://bit.ly/31TvFrq

Bronchiectasis in New Zealand - the growing problem that goes unnoticed: https://bit.ly/2P5p8s0

Celebrities tour health campaign through South Auckland schools: https://bit.ly/2zae1TF

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