Help, smoking is really affecting my asthma.

Patient

Q: I am 16 and have had very mild asthma my whole life (triggered when running or around cats). I have just recently been experimenting with cigarettes. i would say total I have only had 10-15 cigarettes ever. However I now constantly feel tightness in my lungs. I had my last cigarette on friday, and I am never having one again. But do you think this increased ashtma will go away in time or will I have it forever :(

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