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May is Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma Awareness Toolkit – You can use the items in CDC’s Asthma Awareness Month Toolkit to take control of and raise awareness about asthma.

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Asthma, a lung disease, affects over 22 million people living in the United States, including 1 in 12 children. It causes 3 in 5 people living with asthma to limit their physical activity or miss days at school and work. Asthma is also expensive, costing the nation $56 billion each year.

On World Asthma Day (Tuesday, May 5) and throughout May, people with asthma and organizations dedicated to asthma control and education join together to increase awareness about asthma and improve the lives of all people with asthma.