TITLE

COPD

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii85
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents various studies related to chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Knowledge of a patient's smoking habit enables appropriate smoking advice to be given. However some smokers may deny their habit thus making counselling difficult. The breath carbon monoxide level monitor provides an immediate, non-invasive method of measuring carboxyhaemoglobin and has been of particular use in smoking cessation counselling. It is estimated that cigarette smoking causes 120,000 premature deaths each year in Great Britain.
ACCESSION #
12965146

 

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