Smoke from fires is a reality of living in Victoria, particularly in regional areas. Being prepared and having tips for avoiding smoke exposure will help people to protect their health during smoky conditions.

How smoke affects people depends on their age, pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma or heart disease, and the length of time they are exposed to the smoke.

The department has developed smoke and your health information that provide simple advice about how people can look after themselves and those in their care when it’s smoky.

Read more on the Better Health Channel.