Published in Cancer Weekly, April 8th, 2003
The study found that young, healthy (asymptomatic) males who smoke have a cough reflex that is slower to react than nonsmoking males. A person's reflex to cough is a defensive action that prevents foreign material from entering the respiratory tract and helps to remove mucus from the airways.
"Little research has been conducted in the field of cough, and even less research has been done on cough reflex sensitivity in relation...
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