Teenage Smoking Tied to Increased Risk of Adolescent Asthma

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Teenage Smoking Tied to Increased Risk of Adolescent Asthma

 
By Judith Groch, Senior Writer, MedPage Today
November 16, 2006
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 -- For children and teenagers who smoke, an asthma time bomb may be lurking, one that began ticking years earlier.
 
Teenagers who reported smoking 300 or more cigarettes a year had almost four times the risk for new-onset asthma during their adolescent years compared with non-smokers, researchers reported in the November issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
 
 
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