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A professor from Glasgow University claims that prescribed steroid inhalers used to treat asthma are ineffective for smokers because smoking blocks the drug. Passive smokers may also get less benefit from their inhalers. Smokers may have to look at using other drugs in conjunction with their inhalers.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Evening Times
About: Smoking reduces effectiveness of asthma inhalers
Date: 4 November 2004
Source: Evening Times
Author: John McCann
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