That’s according to new research by Asthma & Lung UK which suggests almost half of people with lung conditions said their health had worsened since the crisis began.
The polling also shows almost 74% of people plan to heat their homes less, while 45% look set to turn their heating off altogether .
Sarah Woolnough, Asthma & Lung UK Chief Executive, said: “Untenable cost of living hikes are forcing people with lung conditions to make impossible choices about their health.
“Warm homes, regular medicine and a healthy diet are all important pillars to good lung condition management – but they all come at a cost. We are hearing from people already reporting a sharp decline in their lung health, including many having life-threatening asthma attacks.”
Recent polling conducted by Savanta ComRes before the energy regulator announced its price cap rise, found that 23% of adults would not turn their heating on at all this winter.