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.

Download the four key messages here

Latest News

TV ONE, Seven Sharp observes World Smokefree Day

Seven Sharps reporter Mike Thorpe takes a look at World Smokefree Day and this included an interview with Medical Director of Lung Foundation New Zealand, Assoc. Prof. of Oncology Chris Atkinson. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/seven-sharp/clips/a-reforme…

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World Smokefree Day on the AM Show & RadioLIVE

World Smokefree Day with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson. Lung Foundation NZ, CEO Philip Hope says very little of the money the Government raises through its ever-growing tobacco tax is actually spent on helping people quit. “The Gove…

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World Smokefree Day, 31st May 2018

Today we observe World Smokefree Day, which is a great opportunity for people who smoke to think about quitting… World Smokefree Day also acknowledges the important role partners of smokers have with supporting someone they care about to quit with he…

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