As a parent or caregiver of a child with asthma, take the proper precautions to ensure your child’s health:

  • Make an Asthma Action Plan with your child’s pediatrician and be sure to update this plan every year:
  • Share this plan with family, childcare personnel, school officials, and coaches;
  • Become aware of what triggers your child’s asthma and help limit your child’s exposure to these triggers;
  • Never smoke or vape around your child or in a car with your child. In fact, it is against the law in Honolulu County and Hawaii County to smoke or vape in a vehicle with occupants under 18 years of age (under 13 years of age in Kauai County);
  • Educate yourself with the American Lung Association’s Asthma Basicsprogram (free online course) and complimentary resources.