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Indoor Triggers - Home & Work


Everyone knows that smoking isn't healthy. But when you have asthma, it can be even more dangerous. Tobacco smoke is frequently responsible for the onset of asthma symptoms and must be avoided.

No Smoking

Tobacco smoke, even secondhand, can trigger asthma symptoms. If you have asthma, do not allow any smoking in your home, your car or anywhere else where you spend a lot of time. As well, stay out of smoky places like bars and cafés.

If you do not smoke, recognize that secondhand smoke should be avoided at all times. If you do smoke, try to quit.

If you wish to quit, there are many options available to assist you. Talk to your doctor or asthma educator about how nicotine-replacement therapy, counseling and other treatments can help you butt out for good.

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Do You Know Your Triggers?

Learn what things can cause asthma symptoms - and how you can avoid them. Plus, find out why, despite what you might think, you could be more affected by indoor triggers than outdoor triggers. For more information, read the Asthma Basics Booklet #2: Triggers

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