Reduce triggers.
Follow your Asthma Action Plan.
Take your preventer medications everyday if prescribed. 

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Cigarette smoke

  • Cigarette smoke is a common trigger causing worsening of asthma symptoms in all ages

  • Children and young persons are more affected by the toxins in cigarette smoke than adults

  • Even if you smoke outside, the smoke particles will still worsen your child's asthma due to residual allergens on your clothes, skin and breath

  • It is illegal to smoke in a car with a person under the age of 18 years in England

  • Other smoke triggers include from sheeshas, cigars, vape, fireworks, bonfires and BBQs

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Smoking cessation

Smoking cessation may be one of the challenging but most rewarding things you ever do.  By stopping smoking, you prioritise both yours and your child's health.  There has never been a more important time to quit smoking. 

Even if you’ve tried before, give it another go – you can do it.

Contact Kent Community Health "One You Smokefree"on 0300 123 1220 and a friendly adviser will talk through the options in your area,  or visit to find out more!