Welcome to Lung Foundation New Zealand

Lung Foundation NZ is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to promoting healthy lungs and early detection of lung disease (including lung cancer, NZ’s biggest cancer killer).

The Foundation advocates on a range of issues, including access to more effective funded treatments, an increase in research funding and a commitment to making Aotearoa a Smokefree nation by 2025.

The organisation forms part of a global movement committed to all aspects of lung health and it will collaborate with organisations that share similar objectives.

Lung Foundation New Zealand has four key messages:

  1. Lung disease can affect anyone.
  2. You need to see a doctor if you have;
    – shortness of breath
    – chest pains
    – an unexplained cough (of more than 4 weeks)
    – noisy breathing.
  3. Lung disease can be treated – the earlier you start treatment the better.
  4. To look after your lungs don’t smoke and be active.

Latest News

World Cancer Day – Lung Cancer Kills More Kiwis Than Any Other Cancer

Today, Saturday 4th February is World Cancer Day and people are being urged to get active to help combat the world’s most deadly diseases, the cancers. Lung Cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and in New Zealand more people die of lung cancer th…

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Pneumococcal pneumonia can strike anywhere at anytime

Pneumococcal pneumonia (lung infection) is more common and more serious in older adults. The enclosed infographic highlights important facts about pneumococcal pneumonia. Talk to your doctor about ways to minimise the risk. World Pneumonia Day was obse…

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TV ONE NEWS feature on lung cancer

Senior Health Reporter, Lorelei Mason, interviews lung cancer patients; John Ashton and Kate Hodges and Medical Director Chris Atkinson about New Zealand’s biggest cancer killer, lung cancer, and the inequalities that exist for patients and their famil…

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