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Tobacco Cessation and Prevention: Smoking and Health |

The Effects of Smoking on Pulmonary Function Testing

Joshua Sill, MD
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Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A591. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.617
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SESSION TITLE: Smoking and Health

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM

PURPOSE: Much of our knowledge regarding the impacts of cigarette smoking on lung function stems from the landmark 1977 article by Fletcher and Peto, which evaluated longitudinal spirometry results in 792 men. Since then, the link between smoking and lung disease has been firmly established. However, few large studies exist, examining the relationship between smoking and pulmonary function in normal individuals.

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