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World No Tobacco Day

30th May 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

World No Tobacco Day on Friday 31st May 2019, organised by the World Health Organisation, aims to help raise awareness of the impact smoking and tobacco can have on people’s lung health, including its impact on health conditions such as COPD and asthma.

Dealing with asthma can be a concern for those living with the condition, as 27% feel it makes them anxious, 24% stressed and 13% helpless. As a result, people who have asthma have been known to resort to drastic measures, with LloydsPharmacy’s research finding that 1 in 7 people have moved to a rural area to avoid pollution, which can trigger their asthma and 1 in 16 have simply moved house for cleaner air.

One of the simplest steps you can take to help manage your asthma symptoms, is to stop smoking and encourage those around you to quit as well. Continuing to smoke when you have asthma can reduce the efficacy of your asthma medicines as well as potentially causing your asthma symptoms to increase.

Aston spoke to pharmacist Anshu Kaura from Lloyds pharmacy about world no tobacco day and also the effects smoking tobacco can have on our own health.

Anshu Kaura interview with Aston Avery