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Can smoke inhalation cause asthma?
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
It depends on what you mean.
Inhaling virtually any type of smoke will trigger an asthma attack in those whose asthma is not well controlled, and often even in those in whom it is. For a non asthmatic, significant smoke inhalation, such as being in a burning building, can damage the lungs in such a way as to cause asthma. I have a firefighter in my practice on permanent disability for this.

In brief: Possibly
It depends on what you mean.
Inhaling virtually any type of smoke will trigger an asthma attack in those whose asthma is not well controlled, and often even in those in whom it is. For a non asthmatic, significant smoke inhalation, such as being in a burning building, can damage the lungs in such a way as to cause asthma. I have a firefighter in my practice on permanent disability for this.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
There are also studies that show that children of parents who smoke are at higher risk of developing asthma, even if the parents "go outside" to smoke.
Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Definitely a trigger
Cigarette smoke and other "smoke inhalation" can trigger asthma symptoms due to causing irritation to the airway.

In brief: Definitely a trigger
Cigarette smoke and other "smoke inhalation" can trigger asthma symptoms due to causing irritation to the airway.
Dr. Lee Perry
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