#PODCAST Local doctors hope to mininise the use of asthma inhalers through the #Yes2Breathe campaign

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - South Africa ranks fifth globally when it comes to the number of asthma related deaths among five to 35-year-olds, with figures showing that almost four million people are asthmatic in the country. This is according to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), who also found that five people in SA die from Asthma every week. Through the #yes2breathe campaign, medical professionals hope to help patients stop over-using symptom relief inhalers in order to focus on remedying the root problem. Gauteng-based Dr Marlin McKay says taking a quick relief inhaler more than three times a week is considered as over-reliant...