Choking is when you suffer severe difficulty with breathing, due to an obstruction in the throat, causing a lack of air. If it’s a mild blockage, the choker should be able to clear it themselves by coughing, but more severe blockages require help. Visit St John Ambulance at www.sja. org.uk for information on how to help somebody when they’re choking, and it’s also where you’ll find
The chokeables video.