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How important is it to be smokefree when you have asthma?


If you or someone in your home is a smoker, then according to research, you have a 40-60% increased risk of asthma compared to people who aren’t exposed to smoke. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals that can harm your body, and it’s a huge trigger for asthma. Nearly three-quarters of people who have asthma will get symptoms if they spend time with smokers. Why smoking impacts asthma sufferers As a person suffering from asthma, your breathing tubes are red and inflamed. You produce extra mucus, which stays on the walls of your tubes and means the hole through...

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