What we do

We’re the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs. With your support, we’ll make sure that one day everyone breathes clean air with healthy lungs.

We offer hope through research

We've been researching lung conditions for 30 years.

Today, it remains at the heart of what we do.

Our aim is always to improve care - and to prevent, treat and cure lung diseases.

Our research impact

Corrine Faivre-Finn

“Speaking to people who are surviving is why I’m so passionate about what I do.”

Corinne, one of our researchers

Research spend graphic

We invested 115% more in vital lung disease research last year.

We help people affected by lung conditions

Having lung disease brings questions and anxiety about the future.

We don't want anyone to face that alone.

Our helpline, support groups, web community and easy-to-understand information offer vital hope and support.

Discover how we help

Chris Warburton

“Help is always at hand. The British Lung Foundation's helpline, information and support groups are invaluable.”

Chris, living with COPD

Breathe Easy groups infographic 2015

Our 230+ Breathe Easy support groups throughout the UK support people with lung disease, their families, friends and carers.

Our campaigns give you a voice

We aim to prevent lung disease by campaigning for positive change in the UK's lung health.

We're raising awareness about lung disease, the dangers that cause it, and how to look  after your lungs.

How you can take action

See what we stand for

Liam Pape

"Future generations will look back on this and think of it as a monumental step forward for our health."

Liam, who supported our campaign

Victory infographic

Our campaigns have recently changed the laws on smoking in cars with children and plain packs for cigarettes.

Say hello

How we do it

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73-75 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7ER

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These times are just a guide and might vary if we're busy. We're available Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. If you get in touch outside of these hours, we'll get back to you as soon as we can.