Your healthcare team should ask about smoking
- Is the teenager an active smoker?
- Passive? Are they exposed to their friends smoke?
- Family? Are they exposed to smoke at home?
- Do they like smoking?
- Discuss with them what the effect of smoking has on asthmatic lungs.
- Discuss how smoking can reduce the effect inhaled medicine.
- Smoking Cessation advice should be given both for the teenager and their family.
For more about smoking see the topic on ‘Smoking and risky behaviour‘.