Cigarette smoking and allergic sensitization: a 32-year population-based cohort study.

@article{Hancox2008CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette smoking and allergic sensitization: a 32-year population-based cohort study.},
  author={Robert J Hancox and D. Welch and Richie G. Poulton and D. Robin Taylor and Christene R. McLachlan and Justina M. Greene and Malcolm R Sears},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 1},
  pages={38-42.e3}
}
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoke has immunosuppressant effects, but its effect on allergic sensitization is unclear. OBJECTIVE To investigate associations between parental and personal smoking and skin prick tests (SPTs) for atopy in a population-based birth cohort of 1037 participants followed to adulthood. METHODS Parental history of atopic disease, parental smoking, and personal smoking were obtained at multiple assessments between birth and age 32 years. Atopy was assessed by SPTs for 11… CONTINUE READING

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