Smoking is unhealthy for everyone, but especially for those with asthma . When a person smokes, their lungs may not work as well as they should. The person may cough and feel tired more short of breath. The snuff irritates the airways , causing them to swell, narrow, and filled with sticky mucus, exactly the same things that cause breathing problems in people with asthma. For this reason, if a person with asthma smokes , you're more likely to have asthma attacks more frequent and more severe.
Being a smoker carries an obvious risk to health, but being around people who smoke - and become smoke by breathing smoke they produce - can also cause problems. Parents can help their children or teen-age children with asthma by protecting them from the effects of smoke snuff.