Healthy Lungs for Life is a global public awareness campaign. It raises awareness of the importance of lung health through a range of events, projects and promotional activities.
The Healthy Lungs for Life campaign is run by the European Lung Foundation (ELF) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS). The campaign is aimed at everyone whether you have a lung condition or not. It focusses on four key themes to raise awareness of the best ways we can keep our lungs healthy and reduce the amount lung disease experienced by people worldwide.
ELF and European Respiratory Society (ERS) were presented with the Incredible Impact Award for the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign. This award celebrates initiatives that leave a lasting legacy.
ELF picked up the award virtually, and produced a short video to thank the organisers and talk about the HLFL event in Madrid.
Air quality plays an important role on lung health for everyone. Find out about outdoor and indoor air pollution, including the health effects of pollutants and what you can do to help reduce air pollution.
Stopping smoking is the best way to improve your lung health and overall health. Find out the benefits of stopping smoking, the science behind different types of nicotine products and the effects of passive smoking.
Physical activity improves lung health and there is a level of exercise suitable for everyone. Find out how exercise benefits the lungs both for people with and without lung conditions, and top tips for staying active.
Vaccination protects you and those around you from various infections that affect the lungs. Find out how vaccination works and how vaccines protect individuals and populations from lung diseases.
Climate change can affect your lungs as well as the planet. Find out what you can do to limit the impact of climate change and steps you can take to fight against it.
ERS and ELF are working with respiratory societies, patient organisations and individuals across the globe to spread the key messages of Healthy Lungs for Life around the world.
We encourage you to arrange your own local, regional and national public education events under the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign.Past events Apply for a grant to support your event
As part of Healthy Lungs for Life we are running a school’s initiative to get young people excited about their lungs at school! We have developed, a series of resources for schools. They are available for ages 5-7, 7-11 and 11-14 and are in-line with the needs set out in the curriculum.Learn more
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