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Can you smoke when you have asthma?

Is smoking bad for asthmatics?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Tobacco smoke is a common asthma trigger. 82% of smokers with asthma say that tobacco smoke affects their asthma. Asthma sufferers have sensitive airways, which get easily irritated by smoke."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Smoke from tobacco products is bad for everyone’s health, but it is particularly harmful to the lungs of someone with asthma. People with asthma who smoke have worse control of their asthma and experience a faster loss of lung function. Smoke in your airways produces the same symptoms as an asthma flare-up and can cause you to have more asthma attacks.