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Do not share your asthma medications with anyone.

During Lung Month, the Canadian Lung Association would like to remind people not to share their asthma medications with anyone.

Asthma is a chronic disease that makes your lungs very sensitive and hard to breathe. Asthma can’t be cured, but with proper treatment, people with asthma can lead normal, active lives. It’s estimated that three million Canadians have asthma.

“It is important to note that people with asthma can participate in sports if their asthma is under control,” says Marion Larocque, a certified respiratory educator with The Lung Association of Saskatchewan. “Never borrow someone else’s medications – all asthma medications are not the same. Only use the medications prescribed by your health-care provider.”

To get help with managing your asthma, contact your provincial Lung Association for information on how to recognize when your asthma is not under control and how to get it control. Or you can call us toll-free at 1-888-566-5864.

Our certified asthma educators and certified respiratory educators,who have special training to teach people about asthma, will be happy to answer your questions and help you out. They are experts at explaining how asthma affects you and what you can do about it. Or can search our online database of asthma programs and clinics to find an asthma clinic nearest you.

For more information on asthma

Watch a video on how to use your inhaler properly


About The Lung Association

Established in 1900, The Lung Association is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected health charities, and the leading national organization for science-based information, research, education, support programs and advocacy on lung heath issues.

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Janis Hass
Director of Marketing and Communications
The Canadian Lung Association

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