Cigarette smoking and the adult onset of bronchial asthma in Japanese men and women.

@article{Nakamura2009CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette smoking and the adult onset of bronchial asthma in Japanese men and women.},
  author={Kozue Nakamura and Chisato Nagata and Kaori Fujii and Toshiaki Kawachi and Naoyoshi Takatsuka and Shino Oba and Hiroyuki Shimizu},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={288-93}
}
BACKGROUND Although smoking is a well-known risk factor for the onset of airway diseases, the associations between smoking and asthma are inconsistent. OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship of smoking in adulthood with the occurrence of asthma in Japanese individuals. METHODS A total of 6,674 men and 8,301 women from a population-based cohort in Takayama, Japan, participated in this prospective study. Information on smoking was collected via a baseline questionnaire in 1992. In 2002… CONTINUE READING
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