Smoking and Asthma

  title={Smoking and Asthma},
  author={Megan Stapleton and Amanda Howard-Thompson and Christa M. George and Robert M Hoover and Timothy H Self},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine},
  pages={313 - 322}
Background: The purpose of this review is to describe the current understanding of the prevalence and adverse effects of cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke (SHS) in asthmatics in terms of patient outcomes and response to inhaled corticosteroids. Methods: We searched the English biomedical literature via PubMed, Embase, and Scopus using the terms “smoking and asthma,” “secondhand smoke and asthma,” “environmental tobacco smoke and asthma,” and “smoking/secondhand smoke and corticosteroids… 

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