Inhaling Smoke for Asthma
It is a bad idea to smoke if you have asthma. And if you have asthma, you probably already know don’t need extra irritants to hinder your breathing. But, in the Victorian era, doctors would actually prescribe inhaling smoke for asthma. They believed it could be beneficial to your lungs. They also noted that cannabis was advantageous to those with asthma. Doctors would prescribe cannabis, tobacco, and even Stramonium. Stramonium is a type of hallucinogenic nightshade often used during the 1800s and early 1900s for the treatment of asthma. These treatments were so popular at one point that companies created special anti-asthma cigarettes. Of course, we know that inhaling any type of smoke, especially for those with asthma, is dangerous for your health.