According to a research survey presented at ACAAI 2016, teens with asthma were more than twice as likely to start smoking cigarettes as teens without asthma, and they were also more likely to get hooked on cigarettes.

Adolescents (ages 13-19) with asthma were more likely to smoke compared with teens without asthma (21.6% vs 11.8%) and to have some degree of nicotine dependence (21.6% vs 11.8%).

The survey respondents said that smoking decreased their anxiety and stress.

The adolescents surveyed indicated they knew smoking was addictive, but often smoked when waking up in the morning or when they were sick.