Smoking and vaping

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Secondhand smoke is especially harmful to people who have asthma. When a person with asthma is exposed to secondhand smoke, we are more likely to experience the wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath associated with asthma.Smoke from cigars, cigarettes, and pipes is especially harmful to the lungs of a person with asthma.Tobacco smoke is a powerful trigger of asthma symptoms. Persons with asthma who smoke cigarettes are in double jeopardy they risk episodes of breathing difficulty due to asthma on top of everyday shortness of breath from the cigarette smoke-induced lung diseases, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Breathing the smoke from other persons' cigarettes can be troublesome if you have asthma. It can cause cough and wheeze and temporary worsening of your breathing. Having asthma means having air passageways in your lungs that are extra-sensitive to irritants in the air that you breathe, including second-hand smoke.

interesting facts

In the state of Iowa 22.7% of the people who smoke have asthma

There are 444,000 preventable deaths each year in the U.S from smoking