This year, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) together with the European Lung Foundation (ELF) will be launching a new lung health campaign called ‘Healthy Lungs for Life’. The concept behind the campaign is to develop a long-term health awareness campaign that will speak not only to those already affected by lung disease, but also to those who may be affected in the future.
The aim is to focus on public education, to try and reduce the burden of lung disease on society, and to select a different topic each year on which to focus. This year, the theme will be ‘Breathe Clean Air’, which will allow us to focus on the importance of having air that is free from pollution, passive smoke, dangerous gases and other toxins that can affect the airways.
The website is now live and PATS members and particularly PATS MECOR graduates are encouraged to arrange campaign spirometry sessions in their communities. Guidance and promotional material are available on the Healthy Lungs for Life website.