Smoking and the increased risk of contracting spontaneous pneumothorax.

  title={Smoking and the increased risk of contracting spontaneous pneumothorax.},
  author={L{\'a}szl{\'o} Bense and Gunnar Eklund and L G Wiman},
  volume={92 6},
The relation between smoking habits and the occurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) was studied in a Swedish population, predominantly urban. The study group consisted of a consecutive series of 138 patients admitted to Huddinge University Hospital over ten years for treatment of their first spontaneous pneumothorax. Their smoking habits were routinely analyzed. The sample consisted of 15,204 persons domiciled in the same circumscribed area (County of Stockholm). The annual incidence of… 

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