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Can exposure to secondhand smoke cause chronic shortness of breath?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes it can

Yes if you are exposed to second hand smoke over long period it may cause chronic bronchitis and COPD and that may give you chronic shortness of breath.

In brief: Yes it can

Yes if you are exposed to second hand smoke over long period it may cause chronic bronchitis and COPD and that may give you chronic shortness of breath.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine

In brief: Second hand smoke

Is about the same as if you were smoking 4 cigarettes a day.
That is enough exposure to increase risk for some lung disease and cough could be a symptom. Cough could be from other things as well such as allergies for infection. See your doctor for a check up if you have a cough for more than 2 weeks and avoid the tobacco smoke if you can.

In brief: Second hand smoke

Is about the same as if you were smoking 4 cigarettes a day.
That is enough exposure to increase risk for some lung disease and cough could be a symptom. Cough could be from other things as well such as allergies for infection. See your doctor for a check up if you have a cough for more than 2 weeks and avoid the tobacco smoke if you can.
Dr. Donald Nino
Dr. Donald Nino
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