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.

Read our flyer on lung cancer

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

Interview with John Ashton, Lung Cancer Patient

5 Kiwis die from lung cancer every day. Even healthy people can develop lung cancer.

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Keytruda could ‘revolutionise’ lung cancer treatment but NZ won’t fund it, doc says

Medical Director, Chris Atkinson was interviewed about NZ’s biggest cancer killer – lung cancer. He called for better funding of new treatments that save lives and reduce health costs and more responsible use of tobacco taxes. Keytruda could ‘revolutio…

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