A Study of the Pulmonary Function Test among Smokers and Non Smokers in a Rural Area of Gujarat 1151-1153
Staff Quarter No. 9,
Kesar SAL Medical College and Research Institute,
Ahmedabad â€“ 380060 (Gujarat)
Opposite Science City, Bhadaj.
Introduction: In India smoking is a common habit in both the urban and rural areas. There are many respiratory diseases like chronic bronchitis, bronchial carcinoma and emphysema which are caused due to chronic tobacco smoking.
Materials and Methods: In this study 100 healthy male subjects, 50 chronic smokers and 50 nonsmokers were assessed for their pulmonary function tests by using a computerised spirometer.
Observation and Results: Almost all their respiratory parameters were significantly reduced.
Discussion: In the present study obstructive lung dysfunction was the commonest finding in smokers.