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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could asthma come from second hand smoke exposure?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possibly.. : There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc.

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Can someone get asthma from second hand smoke?

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Dr. Linda Green
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Second hand smoke: Second hand smoke is a significant trigger for asthma and should be avoided whenever possible.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could you develop asthma from second hand smoke?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Absolutely: Actually, it exacerbates your own tendency to asthma. You do not have to tolerate it.

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