Secondhand smoke worsens
The new research, which was reported by Reuters and an article in MedScape, shows how
Lung function in those exposed to secondhand smoke was reduced by about 10 percent compared to those not exposed, the researchers found. Lung function was determined by how much air a person could breathe out in the first second of expiration.
Preston W. Campbell, III, M.D., executive vice president for medical affairs of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, was quoted in Medscape: "The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has focused on secondhand smoke for some time, and Dr. Cutting's study is the best study to date. This study gives the CF Foundation evidence-based data for their work against smoking."
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