Effect of modification of the smoking habit on lung function.

  title={Effect of modification of the smoking habit on lung function.},
  author={Dr. Sinead McCarthy and Douglas B. Craig and Reuben M. Cherniack},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={114 1},
The effect of smoking cessation or modification on lung function was determined during a 48-week period. In a large number of the cigarette smokers, a disturbance of lung function was not revealed by conventional tests, such as the 1-sec forced expiratory volume; however, an abnormality was often demonstrable in tests that may reflect alterations in small airways, such as closing volume and Phase III of the single-breath expired N2 curve. There was no relation between the degree of abnormality… CONTINUE READING

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