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Peak expiratory flow in youths with varying cigarette smoking habits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1115928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Measurements of peak expiratory flow (P.E.F.) were done on 195 boys arriving at a detention centre, and again eight weeks later at the time of their discharge. During this time they took much physical exercise, and cigarette smoking and drug taking were not permitted. At the initial assessment there was an impairment of P.E.F. inversely proportional to the amount of cigarettes smoked which was statistically significant. There was a significant improvement in P.E.F. between reception and discharge in all groups of boys with varying smoking habits, all groups except the heavy smokers achieving near normal results after eight weeks. The heavier smokers improved more than the non-smokers or light smokers, but this difference was not statistically significant. Suggested reasons for this improvement are discussed.
C I Backhouse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1975 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-06-09     Completed Date:  1975-06-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Height
Body Weight
Physical Education and Training
Pulmonary Ventilation*
Smoking / physiopathology*

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