Smoking – The Whole Story
Do you really want to make your asthma worse?
- Reduces preventer effectiveness
- Increases wheezing and coughing at night
- Increases reliever use
- Makes it harder to be active
- Causes more severe asthma attacks and hospital admissions
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#1. Which of the following statements about tobacco smoke is true?
The correct answer is b) – it contains 4,000 chemicals. Although 80% of tobacco smoke is invisible, it still gives you bad breath and damages your lungs.
#2. Which of the following statements about smokers is incorrect?
The correct answer is b) – they are five times more likely to develop cancer than non-smokers. Smokers are ten times more likely to develop cancer than non-smokers.
#3. What is the effect of smoking on your preventer medication?
The correct answer is c) – the effect of your preventer inhaler is reduced. You will also require more of your reliever.
#4. Which statement about quitting tobacco smoking is true?
The correct answer is d) – medication is available to help with quitting. Smoking can be very addictive even though quitting has many rapid benefits such a decrease in the risk of a heart attack after just 24 hours. Seeking help with quitting increases the likelihood of success and nicotine replacement therapy is available for those who struggle.