Walking out of Somerfield this morning a chap in his 60s walked across my path with a cigarette in his mouth and a huge puff of yucky smoke trailing him. Luckily, I saw it in time to do an about term and circumvent it.
It ruddy annoys me to breath in this yuck and it annoys me more to see smokers walking around when a simple walk is often a 'good day' for me. I imagine we all feel the same about smokers.
Anyhow, do smokers get asthma or does the smoking somehow 'protect' them against asthma? I often wonder whether the smoking somehow dries out their airways stopping them getting asthma.... and they simply progress on to something worse in time?
Or do they go to the Docs one day and the GP tells them not to just give up smoking but to give up smoking because they have asthma.