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Could I develop asthma from smoking weed also?

Could I develop asthma from smoking weed also?

Possibly: Technically speaking, asthma is usually an allergic condition. That is, the symptoms develop due to allergies to pollens, mold, etc. However, about 10-15% of asthmatics are non-allergic, and tobacco or marijuana smoke can both make such symptoms worse. The smoke from marijuana is typically non-filtered as well, making it particularly dangerous to the lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Is smoking weed bad for asthma?

Is smoking weed bad for asthma?

Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for asthma patients. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Jail has its own dangers such as getting assaulted. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...Read more

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Smoking weed with asthma, is this okay?

Smoking weed with asthma, is this okay?

Generally no: While weed doesn't cause as much problems with asthma as tobacco smoke, you really don't know what is in it, and any burned material being inhaled is not good for your longs. That being said, the active ingredients in pot, cannabadiol and thc, may have some bronchodilating properties. You don't know, however, whether the weed has been sprayed with insecticides etc etc. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed with asthma a bad thing?

Is smoking weed with asthma a bad thing?

Yes: Marijuana smoking has been associated worsening respiratory symptoms including coughing, phlegm production and wheezing. It can also act as an allergen in some patients. Smoking both tobacco and marijuana synergistically increases the risk of developing chonic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). Also, marijuana smoke contains ~ 3 times the amount of tar found in tobacco ; 50% more carcinogens. ...Read more

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Smoking weed with asthma, is this harmful?

Smoking weed with asthma, is this harmful?

Not sure: I am not too sure about the pharmacological effects on your asthma. However, the inhalation of smoke- whether tobacco or marijuana- can trigger asthma attacks. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could smoking weed cause my asthma to act up?

Expert opinion please: could smoking weed cause my asthma to act up?

It can: Inhaling smoke of any kind can be an irritant to the airways. People with asthma have hyper-responsive airways that undergo bronchospasm in response to many types of irritants. Besides causing damage to the lungs, smoking (be it tobacco or marijuana) can become a trigger for asthma symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Could my husbands smoking causing asthma in our kids?

It could.: Asthma comes in a few varieties, but it is the result of complicated genetics and exposure to lung irritants and allergens. Your kids may develop asthma even if they are never exposed to smoking, but exposure certainly increases their risk. Not to mention smoking exposure increases chidren's risk of respiratory infections and may even contribute to developing of COPD or lung cancer later in life. ...Read more

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Can me smoking a little bit of weed affect my asthma?

Can me smoking a little bit of weed affect my asthma?

Yes: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could smoking (cig) affect my asthma positively or negatively?

Can you help? Could smoking (cig) affect my asthma positively or negatively?

Terribly negative: Smoking often triggers asthma and may lead to emphysema and chronic obstructive lung disease (copd). It also makes your airways (lungs) less responsive to inhaled cortisone. The american lung association has advice on smoking cessation and you may check with your local hospital re. Such a program. Can you name me one thing good about tobacco related to health? ...Read more

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Can firsthand smoking cause asthma?

Can firsthand smoking cause asthma?

May be: Many times even. Doc. Call. Copd. Asthma. I have heard patients thinking all their lives they have. Asthma but had. COPD. Smoking is culprit in causing copd. And smoking. Worsens. Asthma. Copd. Is irreversible. Smokers. Are the one who get COPD ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from smoking with asthma?

Is it possible to die from smoking with asthma?

Yes: Smoking often triggers asthma and may lead to emphysema and chronic obstructive lung disease (copd). It also makes your airways (lungs) less responsive to inhaled cortisone. The american lung association has advice on smoking cessation and you may check with your local hospital re. Such a program. Can you name me one thing good about tobacco related to health? ...Read more

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What effects has people who are smoking on people who have asthma?

What effects has people who are smoking on people who have asthma?

Mild to Severe: Tobacco smoke is a known trigger for many ashtmatics. This can trigger episodes from mild to severe depending on the severity of the asthma. Best to avoid the smoke and other triggers
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What are the most common the negative effects of smoking with asthma?

What are the most common the negative effects of smoking with asthma?

Asthma: Asthma can be a very serious disease. It it's the result of chronic inflammation in the lungs. Smoking is probably the worst thing someone with asthma can do. There are medications to improve the inflammation of asthma, but smoking puts more fuel on the fire, making the meds less effective. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 8 months ago after 35 plus years and got asthma after quit I have been vaping since not much could vaping cause asthma?

I quit smoking 8 months ago after 35 plus years and got asthma after quit I have been vaping since not much could vaping cause asthma?

No one knows: I'm astounded with how prevalent vaping is becoming. We have absolutely no idea of the short or long term effects. Quitting smoking is great for your health on a number of fronts, including the cardiovascular benefit. Be honest with yourself. Do you really want to risk it? I'm your age. Time grows short... ...Read more

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Did smoking cause my asthma?

Did smoking cause my asthma?

Possibly: Inhaling particulates like those in tobacco can cause attacks. These substances can cause inflammation which is the primary reaction in asthma followed by constriction of your lung "tubes". Of course, if you have asthma you should quit. I know it isn't easy but you must give it a try.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can smoking pot cause asthma?

Not cause/trigger: Smoking of any product can trigger asthma in someone with the genetic tendency. It is an airway irritant. Chlorine gas can make anyone wheeze during exposure but those without asthma will stop wheezing sooner. If you have the genetics for asthma, you should enjoy your cannabis via a different route, or just live with the balancing act of treating the consequences. ...Read more

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Can smoking only a couple of times cause asthma?

Can smoking only a couple of times cause asthma?

Cause=no, trigger=yes: Smoking, like being around fumes, inhaling dust or campfire smoke and many other things can trigger an asthma event. Asthma is a lung condition you are likely genetically predisposed to. These exposures allow it to become evident, they don't cause it like a baseball bat causes the lump on your head. ...Read more

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How long does smoking induced asthma stay with you?

How long does smoking induced asthma stay with you?

Nobody knows: It could be weeks or years. Normally, smoking causes copd, not asthma, and COPD stays with you for life. ...Read more

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What is the outcome of smoking while having asthma?

Bad combo: Smoking worses your airways' reactivity...Making asthma symptoms worse. It reduces clearance of mucus, too. ...Read more

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What can happen if you are smoking while having asthma?

Asthma and smoking: These 2 don't go well together, you are asking for trouble. You are adding insult to injury by adding toxins to an inflamed airway and it is going to potentiate the problem and trigger asthma attacks and further the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Yes: Absolutely! The question asks about "second-hand" smoking, which can certainly cause asthma. However, even "third-hand" smoking where the smoke toxins are carried in hair, clothing, skin, etc. Can cause asthma. That means even going outside for a smoke and coming back in without the cigarette can still put loved-ones at risk! Smoking is a very selfish and inconsiderate act. ...Read more

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How can I tell my friend his smoking is effecting my asthma?

DIRECTLY: Let your friend know that his second hand smoke could make you seriously ill. If he isn't willing to stop use of tobacco around you - then he is not a real friend.

- please show him this response. ...Read more

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Is my husbands smoking causing my childrens asthma? That little bit were smelling when he comes indoors enough to be causing asthma in both my kids?

Is my husbands smoking causing my childrens asthma? That little bit were smelling when he comes indoors enough to be causing asthma in both my kids?

Passive smoke: Second hand smoke is aKnown trigger for asthma attack. Check http://www. Cdc. Gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/diseases/secondhand-smoke-asthma. Html? Mobile=nocontent ...Read more

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Will quitting smoking cure my asthma?

Will quitting smoking cure my asthma?

Not really: Consider asthma a lifelong condition like a missing leg, only for asthma it is not as obvious and can be controlled by avoiding triggers. It is not like appendicitis where you can take it out & you are cured. Smoking is a well known trigger to lung irritation that will always aggravate asthma to some degree. Stopping may actually let you go for years between events, or just reduce their intensity. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is smoking for brittle asthma?

How harmful for your health is smoking for brittle asthma?

Not Acceptable: An asthmatic who smokes is asking for significant respiratory trouble. Is one has asthma then one should never smoke and if they are smoking they need to stop immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I wanna start smoking cigarettes but I have asthma?

Poision: I wanna wheeze more.************************
i wanna cough more.*****************************
i wanna be short of breath.*********************
i wanna have worse asthma.******************
i wanna pay high emergency room bills*******
i wanna die from pulmonary cancer. ***********
i wanna die young! ...Read more

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What to do if I have brittle asthma how bad does smoking affect it?

Amer Lung Assoc: Smoking is extremely harmful to your health and to the lungs. It is directly related to COPD, asthma exacerbation and the development of lung cancer.
In addition, smoking affects the clearance mechanisms of the lung, and makes it more likely that you will have bronchitis. The American Lung Association has information regarding how to stop smoking. ...Read more

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Can air trapping be caused by asthma or is it always associated with smoking/copd??

Can air trapping be caused by asthma or is it always associated with smoking/copd??

Air trapping: Can be caused by any obstructive lung disease including asthma, it is simply inability to fully exhale, disappears with good asthma control, ...Read more

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I went from smoking cigerettes to smoking an electronic one can this still affect my asthma and make it worse?

I went from smoking cigerettes to smoking an electronic one can this still affect my asthma and make it worse?

Possibly: The e-cig is probably better than the regular cigarettes- less tar and other pollutants. BUT it still has nicotine and other chemicals in the fluid which may or may not irritate your lungs. Not very much research has been done on these to know for sure. If you can, use the e-cig to gradually wean yourself off of nicotine entirely. That would be best for your health! ...Read more

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Hi im a smoker and I have asthma. .. I have my breathing going fast after I go up stairs. My question is can it be due to smoking? Or my astmha

Both...: Asthma can be exacerbated by exercise in some patients. Smoking can lead to increased airway inflammation which can also trigger bronchospasm in some patients. So, both your asthma and smoking could be contributing to your symptoms. You need to quit smoking asap in order to decrease your airway inflammation. Your symptoms and even your asthma are likely to improve. Your doc can help with this! ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana worsen my asthma?

Possible: Since marijuana is an irritant to the lung, it may worsen your asthma. However this may differ from people to people. You can try stopping it for several weeks and see if your asthma improves. ...Read more

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I'd onli wheeze in cold climates, when some1 is smoking or wen I laughed too hard at nite. M I asthmatic? There's family hist of asthma

I'd onli wheeze in cold climates, when some1 is smoking or wen I laughed too hard at nite. M I asthmatic? There's family hist of asthma

Maybe: You certainly have reactive airway issues and should have an inhaler for those times. Asthma is more of a chronic problem so if these issues are occurring weekly or even monthly you may have asthma. It is an allergy problem. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Slightly elevated RBC, h&h and MPV. Only like 1 point above normal for about a month now. Can asthma, smoking or bronchitis cause this? Worried.

Slightly elevated RBC, h&h and MPV. Only like 1 point above normal for about a month now. Can asthma, smoking or bronchitis cause this? Worried.

Maybe/depends,,,: Your h&h (hemoglobin and hematocrit) could be higher than expected due to the asthma as these indicate red cell mass and are important in oxygen carrying and increase to compensate for the trouble asthma may cause in getting enough oxygen. The MPV might just be a one time reading, but smoking and your Klonopin (clonazepam) use can affect platelets. It'd be smart to see your Dr. For more tests and discussion ...Read more

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I quit smoking 2 months ago when should I see my dr about reducing my symbacourt inhaler as my asthma feels better. Or is it just newly quitting?

Probably both: First of all congratulations. I know how hard it is to quit. Be proud of yourself.
Indeed as time goes by your asthma symptoms will probably lessen to a point when your "controller" symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) can be reduced. Be patient. And keep up to good work! ...Read more

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I'm quitting smoking but can someone tell me why the patch says no one w asthma can use it...or to be careful using it? Why...it's worse to smoke!!

I'm quitting smoking but can someone tell me why the patch says no one w asthma can use it...or to be careful using it? Why...it's worse to smoke!!

Nicotine Patch: If you have a history of allergies or use medications for asthma the nicotine patch may not be the best way to stop smoking. Review your allergies and any medication interactions with doctor. Great choice to stop smoking! All the best and be safe. ...Read more

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I have asthma and my job wants to test to see if im smoking but all I do is chewing tabacco will it show up soley as chewing tabacco or just positive?

I have asthma and my job wants to test to see if im smoking but all I do is chewing tabacco will it show up soley as chewing tabacco or just positive?

Positive test: Testing for these products relies on chemical markers that appear in urine, blood or hair, depending on the test used. Chewing tobacco will cause the same chemicals to form as smoking. You may want to clarify the rules at your job because they may consider any nicotine use as a problem. You will flunk the test. ...Read more