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Smoking reduces effectiveness of asthma inhalers

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

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About: Smoking reduces effectiveness of asthma inhalers

Date: 4 November 2004

Source: Evening Times

Author: John McCann

URL: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5032173.html

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