The effects of smoking are bad for everyone's health, either you suffer from asthma or not. You do not have to be a smoker to experience the negative effects of smoking on your health. Second hand smoking or passive smoking is just as bad if not worse.
For an asthmatic person, smoking is extremely bad for their lungs. Smoke is already one of the common and worse triggers for an asthma attack, and they tend to inhale the smoke as they puff away. When a person inhales the smoke, substances get in the airways, and these are the substances that can trigger an attack.
Tobacco is particularly harmful to a person, because it promises to damage the cilia that are found in the airways. The function of the cilia is to get rid of things like smoke and dust out of the airways, so when the cilia is damaged, the cilia are unable to function properly. As a result, dust and smoke will accumulate in the airways, increasing the chances of an attack.
Smoking also encourages the buildup of mucus in the airways, which can also trigger an attack.
Smoking affects children just as they affect adults, but the effects are more detrimental. For a asthmatic child who is exposed to smoke, they end up with cilia which is damaged, substances and mucus in their airways. Children air passageways are smaller compared to that of adults, and as a result, the effects are worse.
Children with asthma that are exposed to smoke have to deal with the consequences of the triggers and the attacks, which is unfair because they are not the ones who are smoking. They have to pay for an action that an adult has decided to impose on them.
People who suffer from asthma have to do the best they can do to avoid smoke at all cost. If you have to quit, your health will benefit tremendously. Stay away from smokers and banish smoke from your home and your car. Go to restaurants that are smoke free, and if you have children, make sure they also do not get into contact with smokers.