A study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found adolescents with asthma were twice as likely to smoke as kids without asthma. And they continue to smoke well into their teen years, even though they know smoking is particularly bad for their lungs.
After reading Teens With Asthma Almost Twice As Likely to Smoke I felt awful to know that as a teen I tried a cigarette and was deathly asthmatic! Why? To belong, to conform. Thank God I choked and almost coughed up a lung! I think it is so important to teach young ones how to stand up to peer pressure. That's the piece I was missing that could have helped me in that regard. I watched a classmate smoke and end up in the hospital each and every time with an asthma attack. She was already...
While the holidays are a time of cheer for most, the festive atmosphere can cause symptoms for those with asthma. But if you navigate the holidays carefully, you increase your chances of getting through the season incident free.
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