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Asthma Basics and Management 

Welcome to The Lung Association's comprehensive asthma education section. Here you can learn the basics of asthma such as diagnosis, treatments and proper asthma management, what asthma triggers you may need to avoid, as well as other special topics.

Please visit our Asthma Action Resource Centre for a full list of resources that can be viewed online, or ordered through our online ordering system and mailed to Ontario residents free of charge. Whether you have asthma, are from a family affected by asthma, a teacher or daycare staff, a health care provider, or someone who would just like to learn more, we have resources for you.

If you live in Ontario and have any questions about asthma, please contact our Lung Health Information Line at 1-888-344-LUNG (5864), Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm. Our Certified Respiratory Educators are here to answer your questions and send you free educational literature on asthma. You can also email questions to


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