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Exposure to Smoking during Childhood May Predict COPD

March 20, 2012   Exposure to tobacco smoke may predispose girls to developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as adults, according to a study published in Respirology. Women who said they were exposed to environmental tobacco smoke as children were nearly twice as likely to have COPD as those who were not exposed. The relationship did not reach statistical significance among men, although early-life environmental tobacco smoke was associated with greater odds of certain COPD-related symptoms, including morning cough, cough with phlegm, and chronic cough. “Although active smoking is still the most important risk factor for COPD, reduction of childhood environmental tobacco smoke exposure could contribute to the prevention of COPD and respiratory symptoms,” the authors concluded.

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http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/SmokingCOPD/31720


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