UKCPA endorses patient information leaflet regarding inhaler links to the tobacco industry

17, May 2022 News

Asian woman using a pressurized cartridge inhaler extended pharynx, Bronchodilator


UKCPA, along with other organisations such as Asthma + Lung UK, the British Thoracic Society and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, have endorsed a leaflet which provides information to people with asthma, COPD and other lung conditions who are taking inhaled medications and are concerned about the recent takeover of Vectura by Philip Morris International.

The advice reflects the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) Joint statement on the implications of Philip Morris International’s acquisition of Vectura Issued by: The European Respiratory Society, The American Thoracic Society, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, Asociación Latino Americana De Tórax, the Global Initiative for Asthma.