Prospective study on the effect of smoking and nicotine substitution on leucocyte blood counts and relation between blood leucocytes and lung function.

@article{Jensen1998ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study on the effect of smoking and nicotine substitution on leucocyte blood counts and relation between blood leucocytes and lung function.},
  author={Erik Juel Jensen and Bent N\oorgaard Pedersen and R O Frederiksen and Ronald Dahl},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 9},
  pages={784-9}
}
BACKGROUND The influence of smoking and of nicotine substitution on the counts of total blood leucocytes and leucocyte subsets and the relations between the counts and lung function was investigated. METHODS The study was a combined cross sectional and prospective study of 298 smokers and 136 non-smokers. Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) was measured in all participants at baseline and six months after quitting smoking in 160 ex-smokers (quitters) and 138 persons with smoking… CONTINUE READING