Challenges of treating asthma in people who smoke.


Cigarette smoking is common in asthma and is associated with poor symptom control and a reduced therapeutic response to inhaled and oral corticosteroids as compared with nonsmokers with asthma. This review examines the range of adverse health effects of smoking in asthma, the inflammatory mechanisms that may influence the efficacy of current drugs and… (More)


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@article{Spears2010ChallengesOT, title={Challenges of treating asthma in people who smoke.}, author={Mark Spears and E. Jane Cameron and Rekha Chaudhuri and Neil C Thomson}, journal={Expert review of clinical immunology}, year={2010}, volume={6 2}, pages={257-68} }