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Does asthma occur in cigarette smokers?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jacob Mirman
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Cig smoking causes copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Asthma is one type of such disease, emphysema is another. Both components can be caused by smoking. Once you quit smoking, asthma component may get better. Emphysema is incurable. The sooner you quit, the more lung will be saved. Look up allen carr's book the easy way to stop smoking: great inexpensive method, works for many.

In brief: Yes

Cig smoking causes copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Asthma is one type of such disease, emphysema is another. Both components can be caused by smoking. Once you quit smoking, asthma component may get better. Emphysema is incurable. The sooner you quit, the more lung will be saved. Look up allen carr's book the easy way to stop smoking: great inexpensive method, works for many.
Dr. Jacob Mirman
Dr. Jacob Mirman
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are more than 4000 chemicals in cigarette which more than 50 of those are carcinogens (causing cancers).
They all can cause severe irritation of the lung and airway tissue and that can initiate asthma attack or aggravate that. Asthma is an inflammatory disease which depends of the level of response to substances. So more chemicals, more risk.

In brief: Yes

There are more than 4000 chemicals in cigarette which more than 50 of those are carcinogens (causing cancers).
They all can cause severe irritation of the lung and airway tissue and that can initiate asthma attack or aggravate that. Asthma is an inflammatory disease which depends of the level of response to substances. So more chemicals, more risk.
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Taking up smoking is always unwise, and for an asthmatic, it may be fatal shortly after starting. Adult asthmatics who die of it tend to be smokers.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Cigarettes

In brief: Cigarettes

Yes, also Bronchitis, Emphysema, Lung collapse & COPD.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

Yes it can.

In brief: Yes

Yes it can.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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