Recently launched local campaign introduces a fun way to teach kids how to use their asthma inhalers

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In a series of videos, comic books and a game, superheroes from a faraway planet, Iggy and Wisp, come to help young asthmatics fight the evil constrictors. (Supplied/Cipla)
In a series of videos, comic books and a game, superheroes from a faraway planet, Iggy and Wisp, come to help young asthmatics fight the evil constrictors. (Supplied/Cipla)

Living with asthma is challenging for many children and according to the 2018 Global Asthma Report, asthma is the most common chronic illness in South African children. 

The report also revealed an increasing prevalence in both urban and rural areas, while further research has proven second-hand smoke exposure and living in highly populated areas can exacerbate asthma in young children. 

Studies have also shown that many children with asthma are using their inhalers incorrectly and some children may even be embarrassed to use their inhalers in front of their friends, resulting in poor asthma control. 

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'Children specifically tend to struggle with the steps involved in using an inhaler'

Therefore, parents need all the help they can get, especially when it comes to helping their children improve their inhaler technique says Cipla South Africa CEO, Paul Miller. 

"Children specifically tend to struggle with the steps involved in using an inhaler correctly, and often feel self-conscious using it. That’s why Cipla is launching the Bronki Boosters campaign to educate children and help minimise the stigma associated with asthma and using inhalers". 

The Bronki Boosters campaign is arming children with superpowers to beat Skyron and his constrictors who have come to attack their world and steal all their air.

And which child doesn’t want to be a superhero?

In a series of videos, comic books and a game, superheroes from a faraway planet, Iggy and Wisp, come to help young asthmatics fight the evil constrictors, by teaching them how to use their inhalers correctly and unleash their superpowers. 

Find the free and fun resources here: Bronkiboosters – Let The Battle For Air Begin!

Submitted to Parent24 by Cipla. 

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