Information about your lung condition

It can prove difficult to be sure you are receiving reliable and trustworthy information when searching the internet for websites giving help and advice.

The following are useful resources with “patient-friendly” downloadable leaflets:

British Lung Foundation 

American Thoracic Society


There are regulations that govern whether you can drive legally when you have respiratory problems.  These problems include excessive sleepiness and sleep apnoea syndrome, blackouts with coughing (cough syncope), and lung cancer.

You can access the regulations on the DVLA website here.

Further information from the Sleep Apnoea Trust is available here.