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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Tangfastic View Post
I'm not sure if its just you become more careful in general as you get older, I used to work in a really smokey bar and just took extra medication if my asthma got bad - not my attitude now.
Yes, I've found that it's important to just avoid situations in which cigarette smoke might be a problem -- certain outdoor public places, parties, etc. My health is too important, so I don't care if I have to miss out on some social occasions.
post #17 of 24
Yet smoking marijuana can stop asthma attacks:
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/...n/tashkin1.htm
post #18 of 24
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Yet smoking marijuana can stop asthma attacks:
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/...n/tashkin1.htm
I haven't smoked marijuana since I was in high school, almost 20 years ago. Maybe I'll get back into it.
post #19 of 24
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Thanks for all of the replies so far.

I posted this thread because I mentioned this problem -- asthma attacks triggered by exposure to cigarette smoke -- at a barbecue I attended yesterday. I didn't make a big deal about it, I only mentioned that I know three people who claim that secondhand smoke has caused them to have severe asthmatic reactions. Two of the guests who listened to my story are emergency medical technicians, and they pretty much scoffed at the whole idea. They both looked at me as though I were an idiot or a liar or a bullshitter. I can't understand their harsh response, because a quick Google search shows that secondhand smoke can and does trigger these kind of asthma problems.

Thanks again -- I'm looking forward to reading anyone else's input.

im sure they are smokers themselves. smokers always tend to be out on the defensive and act out self entitled.
post #20 of 24
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im sure they are smokers themselves. smokers always tend to be out on the defensive and act out self entitled.
I suspected that at least one of them was a smoker, but I'm not sure.

And I agree -- smokers almost always become defensive about their habit. Most of 'em completely scoff at the many related risk factors, especially regarding secondhand smoke.
post #21 of 24
1. Risk factors is different than a causal relationship.

2. You could have allergic reactions to smokes of all types.

3. Smoking does make you breath heavier.
post #22 of 24
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1. Risk factors is different than a causal relationship.

2. You could have allergic reactions to smokes of all types.

Since -- over the course of several years -- I always start sneezing, coughing, or feeling some kind of discomfort whenever I inhale secondhand smoke, and since other types of smoke don't bother me, I've come to the conclusion that there's a causal relationship between cig smoke and my symptoms.
post #23 of 24
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Since -- over the course of several years -- I always start sneezing, coughing, or feeling some kind of discomfort whenever I inhale secondhand smoke, and since other types of smoke don't bother me, I've come to the conclusion that there's a causal relationship between cig smoke and my symptoms.

Do you have the same kind of response to cigar smokes? It might be the tar in cigarettes. Just a thought.
post #24 of 24
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Do you have the same kind of response to cigar smokes? It might be the tar in cigarettes. Just a thought.
I can't recall a negative experience being around secondhand cigar or pipe smoke. But then again, I'm rarely around people who smoke cigars or pipes.
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