The effect of passive smoking on pulmonary function during childhood


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Bek K. , Tomac N., Delibas A., Tuna F., Tezic H., Sungur M.

POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.75, no.884, pp.339-341, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 884
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/pgmj.75.884.339
  • Title of Journal : POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.339-341

Abstract

Passive smoking, especially of maternal origin, is known to influence adversely the development of children's pulmonary function. In this study, the effect of parental smoking on the puhmonary function of 360 primary school children aged 9-13 (mean 10.8+/-0.7) years was investigated. Information on parental smoking history was collected using a questionnaire, and spirometric measurements were performed on the children.