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

COPD patients who smoke are invited to take part in a clinical trial that involves the very best smoking cessation medication available (Champix®).

Q. Are you, or someone you care about diagnosed with COPD, currently smoking and wanting to quit in the next few weeks? If so, researchers at the University of Auckland invite you to take part in their SPACE trial. For more details visit: https://space…

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Kiwis diagnosed with asbestos and other dust-related diseases whose exposure occurred while working in Australia may be entitled to compensation.

There are different statutory and common law entitlements in every state of Australia. Depending on where you were exposed, you may have entitlements to common law damages, pensions and/or statutory benefits. You may be legally entitled to claim compen…

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Dr Richard Sullivan to Chair Lung Health Plenary at the 2017 GPCME

We are thrilled to advise that one of New Zealand’s leading Medical Oncologists, Dr Richard Sullivan MBChB, FRACP will chair the lung health plenary at the 2017 GPCME (General Practice Conference and Medical Exhibition) in Rotorua. Dr Sullivan is also…

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