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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Cigarette smoking is bad for the lungs. All you have to do is take a look at long time smokers and notice the damage that can occur to the ability to breathe. That is why a new report is so concerning. Teens with asthma are more than twice as likely to start smoking cigarettes as teens without asthma.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
It gets worse. They also are more likely to get hooked on cigarettes.READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
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The report was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting.