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A 32-year-old male asked:

I have mild ashtma but never had asthma attack. however when i am around tobacco smoke, my throat and chest tighten up. allergic to 2nd hand tobacco smoke? is there such a thing?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Very possible: You might have asthma attack precipitated by tobacco smoke
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
Radiology 34 years experience
Possible: Smoke is an irritant. While allergy is a possibility, more likely your symptoms are due to the irritating effects of smoke rather than allergy.

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Last updated Dec 11, 2016

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