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Will smoking once harm my asthma?

Patient: Im asthmatic and have never smoked before until lastnight. will this one off occasion seriously affect my asthma? or will it cause no harm? thanks

 

 

Doctor: Usually just one smoke will not cause any harm . However prolonged smoking or even passive exposure to smoke can negativ ely impact your asthma control and can lead to symptoms and deterioration. I thus advice you to refrain from the same. All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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