Navigation Links
Study Finds Strong Smoking-Asthma Link
Date:4/7/2011

THURSDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- The link between smoking and asthma may be even stronger than previously suspected, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from a large, epidemiological survey of American adults (the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication) and found that people who were diagnosed with asthma were 1.26 times more likely to have been a smoker and about twice as likely to have been nicotine dependent at some point in their lives, compared to those without asthma.

The link between asthma and smoking was even stronger among adults who said they'd been nicotine dependent in the previous 12 months.

"Individuals with asthma were nearly three times as likely as those without asthma to have reported nicotine dependence in the past 12 months after controlling for demographic and drug abuse/dependence variables," Alison McLeish, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Cincinnati, and her colleagues wrote in the study.

About half of the smokers with asthma said they started smoking before they were diagnosed with asthma. These adults were diagnosed with asthma at a much later age than those who began smoking after they were diagnosed with asthma.

The proportion of people who had been nicotine dependent at some point in their lives was similar among those who started smoking before (29.3 percent) or after (25.7) they were diagnosed with asthma.

The study appears online in the Journal of Health Psychology.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about asthma.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Cincinnati, news release, April 1, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
3. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
4. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
5. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
6. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
7. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
8. First blinded study of venous insufficiency prevalence in MS shows promising results
9. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
10. People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows
11. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Kenneth Cochran, DSc, RN, FACHE, ... of the South announced today that Dr. Robert Menuet, Interventional Cardiologist with Cardiovascular ... Ultrasound Guided Coronary Atherectomy. , This procedure involves the removal of ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... TransWipe ... Final Cut Pro X. Drag and drop a TransWipe preset between two video clips ... from smooth corner wipes to colored panels with customizable color and orientation options. TransWipe ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... (LAIs), today announced a development collaboration with the Australian critical medicine company, ... disorders such as schizophrenia. , LAI medicines can offer improved therapeutic benefits over ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Einstein Medical is proud to announce ... latest news and commentary at the 2016 ASCRS/ASOA Symposium and Congress, which takes place ... of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrations will be ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... ... Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8, fifteen elite athletes from Team Semper Fi ... Bike Camp, hosted in conjunction with WTB and Cannondale in Novato, ... share pro tips with the injured veterans as they rip down some of the best ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... , May 5, 2016 ... of the  "Europe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market ... to their offering.       (Logo: ... latest research Europe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market ... comprehensive insights into Systemic Lupus Erythematosus pipeline ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016  It,s time for an upgrade. There are many medical recorders on the ... LCD, the illustrious DVMAXX HD  offers unparalleled connectivity and functionality.  Ampronix  is a ... class manufacturer of innovative technology.  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160503/363416 ... ... ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... Yissum Research Development Company of the ... had signed an exclusive world-wide licensing and research agreement ... degradation and immunomodulatory drugs for cancer and immune dysfunction, ... first-in-class therapy for hematologic and solid malignancies. Financial terms ... novel technology was developed by Yinon Ben-Neriah , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: