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Smoking and Vaping: A Dangerous Habit You Should Quit Today

Smoking and vaping are some of the most common habits that people engage in, but they come with a hefty price to your health. Tobacco smoking is known to cause a range of health problems including lung cancer, respiratory disease, and heart disease. Similarly, vaping can also be harmful to your health and is not recommended as a safer alternative to smoking.

While vaping has gained popularity in recent years, it is important to note that it still contains nicotine, which is highly addictive and harmful to your health. The long-term effects of vaping are still unknown, but studies have shown that it can cause lung damage and increase the risk of developing respiratory disease.

Whether you smoke or vape, it’s never too late to quit. There are many resources available to help you quit smoking or vaping, including nicotine replacement therapy, counseling, and support groups. Quitting smoking or vaping can greatly reduce your risk of developing serious health problems and improve your overall quality of life.

In conclusion, smoking and vaping are dangerous habits that should be avoided at all costs. If you currently smoke or vape, consider seeking help to quit and improve your health today.

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This questionnaire will ask a series of questions about your asthma symptoms over the last 4 weeks.

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How to take the Asthma Control Test™


Step 1
Answer the five questions asked. For each question, make sure you read all five possible answers before choosing the best one for you.

Step 2
Complete the test by clicking 'SUBMIT.'

Step 3
If your score is 19 or less, talk to your physician for better control of Asthma.
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In the past 4 weeks, how much of the time did your asthma keep you from getting as much done at work, school or at home?

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During the past 4 weeks, how often have you had shortness of breath?

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During the past 4 weeks, how often did your asthma symptoms (wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain) wake you up at night or earlier than usual in the morning?

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During the past 4 weeks, how often have you used your rescue inhaler or nebulizer medication (such as albuterol)?

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How would you rate your asthma control during the past 4 weeks?

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Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Screen for excessive sleepiness or follow response to treatment for a sleep disorder
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Please answer the questions to the best of your ability. This will give us a score which is suggestive of excessive sleepiness. 

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Chance of dozing off while sitting and reading?

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Chance of dozing off while watching TV?

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Chance of dozing off while Sitting, inactive in a public place?

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Chance of dozing off as a passenger in a car for an hour without a break? ?

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Chance of dozing off while lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit?

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Chance of dozing off while sitting and talking to someone?

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Chance of dozing off while sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol?

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Chance of dozing off while in a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic?

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Lung Cancer Screening

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If you answered yes to all three questions, you are at high risk for lung cancer. Please contact your doctor for lung cancer screening CT chest or call RPC to schedule one.