Policy Recommendations

For World COPD Day 2018 and the publication of Life of Breath’s new Policy Report, consultant respiratory physician and honorary…

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Responsibility without blame

Breathlessness is far broader than a physical symptom. It affects people’s mood, self-esteem and social links and often involves feelings…

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Nearly half of teenage smokers have bought illegal tobacco, so what are the dangers?

This post was originally published by The Conversation. Anthropologist and Life of Breath team member Andrew Russell writes: New figures show that more…

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Eight things that have changed since the smoking ban ten years ago

This post was originally published by The Conversation. Anthropologist and Life of Breath team member Andrew Russell writes: It’s hard to…

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10 Years Smoke Free

  On 1st July 2007 England banned smoking in enclosed public places. Although contentious at the time it has gone…

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How does culture shape the language of breathlessness?

This is the second of a series of responses to the British Lung Foundation‘s Battle for Breath report. Join us on Twitter to…

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Reflections on vaping 1: An introduction to the world of cloud-chasing

This post is the first of a series on vaping and vape tricks by Rebecca Oxley, post-doctoral researcher in anthropology on the Life of…

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Letter to my lungs

Elspeth Penny is an arts, health and communication specialist. She has a letter writing project and a creative consultancy  and writes,…

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‘With wide lungs’: smoking, wind and air in W. Somerset Maugham’s The Merry-Go-Round

Jess Farr-Cox, Project Manager (Bristol) writes: The Merry-Go-Round is not as well-known as other works by W. Somerset Maugham, such…

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Singing for Breathing

Vocal coach, community choir and workshop leader and music therapist Phoene Cave writes: In 2008 I answered an advertisement for…

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Means and ENDS – e-cigarettes, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and global health diplomacy in action

Can e-cigarettes (also called electronic nicotine delivery systems or ENDS) help curb smoking or are they just a smoke screen allowing tobacco…

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‘Sing sweetly for tobacco!’

In the second of a series of posts about smoking (see also ‘A three-pipe problem’), Project Manager (Bristol) on the…

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A three-pipe problem

In the first of a series of posts on smoking (see also ‘Sing sweetly for tobacco!‘), Jess Farr-Cox (Project Manager (Bristol)…

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