Spread the word: scarves can save lives, says Asthma UK

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Charity Asthma UK has launched the #Scarfie Campaign to urge healthcare professionals to tell people with asthma that wearing a scarf over their nose and mouth can reduce the chance of them having an asthma attack, which can be triggered by cold air.

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Sonia Munde, head of Helpline at Asthma UK and a senior respiratory physiotherapist, pictured above, said: ‘Plummeting temperatures and an abundance of cold and flu viruses put people with asthma at an increased risk of a life-threatening asthma attack.

‘We are urging all healthcare professionals to help us share the message that something as simple as a scarf could help save a life.’

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by Louise Hunt

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