[Effect of tobacco smoking on pulmonary function in employees of the Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung diseases in Warsaw].

@article{Grecka1992EffectOT,
  title={[Effect of tobacco smoking on pulmonary function in employees of the Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung diseases in Warsaw].},
  author={Dorota G{\'o}recka and E Czernicka-Cierpisz},
  journal={Pneumonologia i alergologia polska},
  year={1992},
  volume={60 9-10},
  pages={
          47-53
        }
}
The effects of smoking habit on pulmonary function was studied prospectively (from 1987 to 1991) in a group of the staff in the Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Warsaw. The prevalence of smoking was the lowest among physicians (42% in 1987 and 24% in 1991). Nurses smoked more--51% in 1987 and 41% in 1991. A positive trend in quiting smoking was noted especially among physicians, nurses and technicians. Pulmonary function test were normal in all studied groups. The most pronounced… CONTINUE READING

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