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Reducing Your Risk of Asthma

These steps may help lower the risk of asthma:
  • Avoid exposure to smoke:
    • Do not smoke, especially when pregnant.
    • Do not go to places with secondhand smoke.
    • Keep children from secondhand smoke.
  • Take steps to avoid respiratory infections, such as staying away from people who are sick and washing your hands.
  • People who work jobs in farming, cleaning, or painting should follow safety steps.


Asthma in adults and adolescents. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: . Updated October 11, 2019. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Chronic asthma in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: . Updated September 27, 2019. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) global strategy for asthma management and prevention. GINA 2018.

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