"Susceptible" smokers?

Anthonisen, N. R.
November 2006
Thorax;Nov2006, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p924
Academic Journal
The article comments on the findings of the study on the susceptibility of cigarette smokers to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the Copenhagen City Heart Study in Copenhagen, Denmark. Results showed that over 24 percent of smokers who underwent spirometric tests have COPD, while less than five percent of nonsmokers have COPD. The author agrees with the conclusion that smokers establish airways obstruction while they live long and continue to smoke.


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