& other Breathing Disorders. I was born in 1964. Five years later, I developed asthma. Around that time, not many kids had it. Nowadays, a lot of children have it. Carrying an inhaler isn't as freakish as it was back in the 70s; most people have them. And while my early life was definitely impacted by this disease, I feel if I tell anybody about it, it's no big deal because a lot of people suffer from it. Well, please lend your sympathy anyway to the asthmatic. Do you think global warming and pollution is the cause of increased breathing disorders? If so, shouldn't the government pay for medication and doctor's appointments?