NCEH Kids' Page: Asthma
Did you know that many Olympic athletes have asthma?
Children with asthma may have asthma attacks because of different things. We know that asthma attacks can be caused by polluted air, cigarette smoke, pets, insects, or mold. But we can't predict when children with asthma will have asthma attacks. If you have asthma, stay away from cigarette smoke. Never, never smoke yourself. Remember to take your medicine. You'll feel better and be able to do lots of things, such as swimming, camping, and playing basketball.