Smoking and Asthma

@article{Stapleton2011SmokingAA,
  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},
  year={2011},
  volume={24},
  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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Every effort should be made to encourage asthmatics who smoke to stop, although the effects of smoking cessation upon reversing the adverse effects of tobacco smoke on asthma control, therapeutic response to corticosteroids and airway pathology have yet to be fully elucidated.
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