October 24, 2011
Smoking A Single Cigarette May Have Immediate Effect On Young Adults
It is well known that smoking leads to a reduction in levels of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), which is a marker for airway inflammation.
However, there is limited knowledge about smoking-induced changes in the production and exchange of nitric oxide (NO) in young adults.
This reduction can lead to a limited flux of NO in the airways of young adults, significantly impairing health.
This research, presented at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), demonstrates the negative impact of smoking even one cigarette, especially in young people.
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