Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 10th, 2004
"The measurement of exhaled carbon monoxide (CO) level may provide an immediate, non-invasive method of assessing smoking status. The aims of this study were to use a portable CO monitor to compare the exhaled CO levels in established smokers and non-smokers," scientists writing in the journal Respiratory Medicine report.
"The exhaled CO levels were measured in 322 subjects (243 healthy smokers, 55 healthy non-smokers, 24 passive smokers) who applied to healthy stand during the spring student activity of Firat University in Elazig. Exhaled CO concentration was measured...
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