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    Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases

PRESS RELEASE: 1st European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day
On the 1st European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day New patients report uncovers the reality of severe atopic eczema in Europe [Press release avaiable in 9 European languages below] PARIS, 14/09/201 ...

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PRESS RELEASE: World Asthma Day 2018
Life is possible for patients with severe asthma Provided that they have accurate diagnosis Brussels, 1st May 2018 – WORLD ASTHMA DAY – Today European asthma patients are joining voices under the  ...

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PRESS RELEASE: World COPD Day
Give COPD patients the chance to live healthier through exercise   Brussels, 15/11/2017 World COPD Day – Physical activity positively impacts our health and wellbeing. Under the theme The Many  ...

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PRESS RELEASE: World No Tobacco Day 2017
We need clean air, free from second-hand smoke, everywhere Brussels, 31 May 2017 / WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY – Tobacco remains the main cause of preventable deaths and diseases, causing 700,000 deaths ev ...

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PRESS RELEASE: World Asthma Day 2017
Asthma patients ask for real commitment for healthy air indoors and outdoors Brussels, 2nd May 2017, WORLD ASTHMA DAY – Air pollution is unhealthy. While 10 times more people are killed by air pollu ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Launch of a political call to action on allergy and asthma in Europe
EAACI, EFA and the European Parliament Interest Group on allergy and asthma launch a political call to action in Europe April 25th 2017, Brussels: Today, healthcare professionals, patients and polic ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Smartphones could improve young people’s health literacy and adherence
2016 European Health Forum Gastein (Austria) – Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Today, 30 million European children and adults below the age of 45 years old have asthma and 15,0 ...

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World No Tobacco Day - Asthma, allergy and COPD patients want plain packaging of tobacco in Europe
Tobacco remains the main cause of preventable deaths and diseases, causing 700,000 deaths every year in the European Union. Yet the number of Europeans starting to smoke as young as 15 continues to in ...

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PRESS STATEMENT: Allergy and respiratory patients welcomed at the UK House of Commons
London, 23 May 2016 - Allergy and respiratory patients from all over Europe will visit on May 23rd the United Kindgom House of Commons, invited by Member of Parliament Stephen McPartland. Allergy is ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Young patients with asthma need more investment in technology and health literacy
Young patients with asthma need more investment in technology and health literacy Brussels, 28 April, 2016 – BEFORE WORLD ASTHMA DAY. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Today, 3 ...

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“It’s not too late” to travel freely with COPD
Press release Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a non-communicable lung disease that progressively robs sufferers of breath. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide1, caus ...

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Press Release: European Parliament makes a positive move towards tackling air pollution
Brussels, 28 October 2015 The European Parliament today voted on the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive, a piece of legislation which will set maximum binding air pollution levels within th ...

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Press Release: Will the European Parliament confirm its commitment to clean air & better health?
Air pollution is often considered as an environmental issue, rather than a health matter when in fact over 400,000 Europeans die prematurely from the effects of air pollution every year. This is 10 ti ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Environment targets should meet health priorities at the European Parliament
The ENVI Committee has a key opportunity to vote for cleaner air Brussels, 13 July 2015 – On Wednesday, the 15th of July, the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Saf ...

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PRESS RELEASE: International Ragweed Day 2015
[French version below] More Europeans will be allergic to pollen if no measure is taken to reduce exposure Brussels, 24 June 2015, ahead of INTERNATIONAL RAGWEED DAY – Climate change is a result o ...

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PRESS RELEASE: World No Tobacco Day 2015
[French version below] Respiratory patients ask for equal access to smoking cessation programmes in Europe Brussels, 29 May 2015, Ahead of the WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY – Tobacco is the key risk to dev ...

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Press Release: EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma
Launch of new European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma Brussels, 25 March, 2015 – Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), patients, doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group ...

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Press Release: EU Air Quality policy withdrawal
Patients and doctors urge to put EU air quality policy back on the agenda Brussels, 17th December 2014 – The European Commission presented yesterday at the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg ...

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Press Release: World COPD Day 2014
Air travel for patients requiring oxygen should be facilitated, not hindered On the World COPD Day, EFA calls on European air travel authorities to rule on the use of medical oxygen on airports and  ...

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Press Release: Better food labelling is key to save lives
Better food labelling is key to save lives from food allergy reactions in Europe EU measures on food labelling will improve allergen information but challenges remain Brussels, 2nd October 2014 –A ...

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