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Can a person that has ashma smoke ?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Bad idea
There is no physical barrier keeping a cigarette from entering the mouth.
However, if an asthmatic wants to constantly be reminded what an asthma attack feels like, then a cigarette would achieve this goal. If minimizing symptoms is the goal, then any smoking...Tobacco, marijuana, second-hand, e-cigarette, cocaine, meth, etc., should be avoided.

In brief: Bad idea
There is no physical barrier keeping a cigarette from entering the mouth.
However, if an asthmatic wants to constantly be reminded what an asthma attack feels like, then a cigarette would achieve this goal. If minimizing symptoms is the goal, then any smoking...Tobacco, marijuana, second-hand, e-cigarette, cocaine, meth, etc., should be avoided.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Should not...
An asthma patient can smoke but it will likely worsen symptoms, increase number/severity of exacerbations as well as increasing risk of copd, lung cancer, other types of cancer, etc.
Smoking is unhealthy for everyone, including asthmatics. Smoking cessation can be done so see your doctor for advice and help.

In brief: Should not...
An asthma patient can smoke but it will likely worsen symptoms, increase number/severity of exacerbations as well as increasing risk of copd, lung cancer, other types of cancer, etc.
Smoking is unhealthy for everyone, including asthmatics. Smoking cessation can be done so see your doctor for advice and help.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not safely
It is only a good idea for an asthmatic to smoke if that patient doesn't mind risking a life threatening asthma attack.

In brief: Not safely
It is only a good idea for an asthmatic to smoke if that patient doesn't mind risking a life threatening asthma attack.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Can but shouldn't
Smoking further compromises lung function (in addition to the bronchospasm & chronic inflammation of asthma) by preventing the hair-like cells in the resp.
Tract from sweeping secretions out of the lungs. Smoking may make asthma control more difficult.

In brief: Can but shouldn't
Smoking further compromises lung function (in addition to the bronchospasm & chronic inflammation of asthma) by preventing the hair-like cells in the resp.
Tract from sweeping secretions out of the lungs. Smoking may make asthma control more difficult.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: You can...
...technically speaking, but you shouldn't.
Not only does cigarette smoke damage your lungs, but they reduce the efficacy of the medications we'd use to treat an asthma attack. So actually, no, you cannot smoke.

In brief: You can...
...technically speaking, but you shouldn't.
Not only does cigarette smoke damage your lungs, but they reduce the efficacy of the medications we'd use to treat an asthma attack. So actually, no, you cannot smoke.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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