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I had excessive exposure to secound hand smoke as a child. As a young adult i developed asthma. Is this because of the second hand smoke?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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