So this was my first disagreement I had with my publisher. I insisted that being dependent on, and abusing, are two different things. In the end, especially considering I was new to the business at the time, she won. The term bronchodilator became synonymous with depended on and abuser of inhalers.
Regardless, the term was one of 11 types of asthmatics. You can also read about my confession: Confessions of a recovering bronchodilatoraholic. You can also learn how to spot a bronchodilator, although you'll have to be vigilant, because often they surreptitiously puff. And if you do find yourself puffing frequently, you are not alone.