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Asthma Society of Ireland launches social media campaigns on asthma and winter
EFA Member the Asthma Society Ireland has had a quite busy start into 2019. In January, they were running two campaigns simultaneously, Operation Asthma and Winter Wellness. Operation Asthma aims to ...

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Asthma Society of Ireland phone line helped 70% of those under 50 to avoid missing school or work as a result of their asthma
EFA Member the Asthma Society of Ireland FREE Adviceline service has showed extensive positive impacts for service users. The recent partnership research showed that 70% of service users aged 50 years ...

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Irish patients will not breathe smoky coal anymore
On the 5th December, the Irish National Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, announced a full Smoky Coal Ban for Ireland. Bituminous, or smoky, coal creates d ...

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Ireland proposes healthier homes for chronic respiratory patients
The Irish Government has adopted ‘The Warmth and Wellbeing Scheme’ a plan to renovate the homes of patients with chronic respiratory conditions, with free energy efficiency upgrades to make them warme ...

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Standardised tobacco packaging in Ireland from September
The Irish Government signed in March 29th for Standardised Packaging on Tobacco. Companies will need to produce products according to the following standards: packages will be in neutral colours;  ...

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Take control of your asthma
Material: This guide help patients understand What asthma is; What can trigger asthma symptoms; Asthma treatments and how to take them; How patients can manage their asthma and What to do if they ...

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Asthma management plans
Material: These action plans will help patients better manage their asthma.  Original name:  Asthma Management Plan for Adults Asthma Management Plan for Children  Asthma chec ...

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Asthma and allergic rhinitis guide
Material: This guide explains what is asthma and allergic rhinitis, what are the symptoms and medication available and how to manage it daily. Original name: Asthma and Allergic rhinitis guide Aut ...

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Gardening with asthma and allergies
Material: This booklet explain what simple measures in the garden can lessen the exposure to allergens that might reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies. The booklet also gives advice on how to c ...

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Asthma in pregnancy booklet
Material: This booklet explain what simple measures in the garden can lessen the exposure to allergens that might reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies. The booklet also gives advice on how to c ...

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Asthma emergency care
Material: Whether you are planning a pregnancy, are already pregnant or have recently given birth Asthma and Pregnancy aims to give you all the information you need to keep you and your baby healthy.& ...

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Asthma and your child
Material: Asthma and Your Child gives parents and guardians the information they need to control their child’s asthma and ensure their asthma won’t stop them leading a happy, healthy and active l ...

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Reach your peak with asthma
Material: Tips to exercice better with asthma. Original name: Reach your peak booklet, poster and wallet card Author: Asthma Society of Ireland Language: English Webs ...

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Back to school with asthma
Material: This is a checklist for parents to prepare their children with asthma going back to school.  Original name: Back to school with asthma Author: Asthma Society of Ireland  ...

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Asthma inhaler technique videos and documentation
Material:  This series of videos presents the different inhalers and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals.  Original name: As ...

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Spacers and Peak Flow Meters technique videos and documentation
Material: This series of videos presents the different spacers and peak flow meters (PFM) and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals.& ...

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COPD inhaler technique videos and documentation
Material: This series of videos presents the different COPD inhalers and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals.  Original name ...

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Bubble Day and asthma education in Ireland
On May 3rd EFA Member the Asthma Society of Ireland hosted Bubble Day, their biggest fundraising and awareness event to date, aiming to raise much needed funds to continue providing vital asthma  ...

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EFA Capacity Building 2015 in Ireland
The first capacity building training took place in Dublin on the 16th of October, where EFA’s representatives Antje Fink-Wagner, Giuseppe De Carlo and Joke De Vocht met with the staff of the Asthma So ...

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Plain Packaging Developments Spreading throughout Europe
France is the latest country to introduce plain cigarette packaging from 2016. Cigarettes in France will be sold in plain packaging under a law that was finally passed in the French parliament in Dece ...

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