How Does Smoking Affect My Risk Of Developing Asthma?

Question:How does smoking affect my risk of developing asthma?

Answer: Smoking is a significant risk for developing asthma, particularly second-hand smoke exposure experienced by children whose parents or other people who live in the household have a large smoking burden. Tobacco smoke primes the immune system to make it more likely that children will become allergic, and that exposure will increase the likelihood of having asthma.

There are a number of studies that demonstrate that children born to women who smoke, or women who smoked during pregnancy, have a much higher risk of having both asthma and other respiratory diseases during early childhood.

Next: How Does Air Pollution Affect My Risk Of Developing Asthma?

null

Previous: Is It True That Certain Types Of Jobs Might Increase My Risk Of Developing Asthma?
-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4864010. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4864010. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4864010.
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Bruce Jenner is shown here at age 10 in this undated childhood family photo.
Courtesy Linda Thompson
PHOTO: Bruce Jenner celebrates after winning 1500M race during Decathlon at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, July 17, 1976.
Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
PHOTO: A female coyote lay in an animal carrier after being captured by Special Operations officers on Manhattan?s west side, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in New York.
New York City Police Department Special Operations Division via AP