Asthma is a serious respiratory condition that causes difficulty breathing and can cause death. Recognise your asthma triggers and manage the condition with medication, relievers and preventers (puffers), exercise and other therapies.

Asthma

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Illustration of a heart, lung and asthma puffer.

Impact of smoke exposure on heart and lung conditions

People with heart or lung conditions (such as asthma) are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke from fires. Their symptoms can be worse at lower smoke concentrations compared to other people.

Learn about the steps you can take to avoid smoke and protect your health.

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