November 1, 2014

Lung Health Awareness Month

During November we celebrate the importance of breathing and encourage everyone to stop and think about what they can do with just one breath.

Lung Foundation Australia aims to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia and works to promote lung health among the wider community, patients and health care professionals.

Lung disease doesn’t discriminate – it affects the young, old, male, female, smokers, former-smokers and never smokers.

At least one in ten Australians has some form of lung disease however Lung Foundation Australia estimates the number to be significantly higher.

Yet recent research by Lung Foundation Australia found more than half of all Australian adults rarely or never think about the health of their lungs.

Indeed three out of five Australian adults studied reported symptoms or risk factors that put them at risk of possible lung disease.

While we make a special effort to remind everyone about the importance of good lung health during this month, the message is one for all of us, every day of the year.

Lung Health Awareness Month activities include:

We will be updating this information regularly.

Lung Foundation Australia encourages people to take the Lung Health Checklist and prompts them to think about their lung health before issues arise

Please click on one of the links on the left for more details about a specific event.