Asthma is a common condition which affects 2.7 million Australians, or 11 per cent of the population. Alarmingly, 389 people died from asthma in 2018 and 38,792 Australians were hospitalised in 2017-18.
Thunderstorm season is hitting hard and fast across Australia and warnings are out for the high risk of asthma attacks.
Vaping is increasingly popular among the younger generations but is also being used by adult smokers as an ‘off-ramp’ away from smoking. With national drug survey results freshly out from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Australia’s smoking targets are far from being met.