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Quitting For People With Asthma (Part One)

By Kate Kellaway

If you’ve got asthma, smoking leads to more severe symptoms and more frequent attacks which means that you’re more likely to end up in hospital than if you didn’t smoke.

This is because smoking worsens the inflammation in your airways, creates more mucus and destroys lung tissue. This damage also means that preventer medication tends to be less effective, so you need to take a higher dose than you would if you didn’t smoke.

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