Tobacco smoke exposure in occupational lung disease

Joe GN Garcia, D. E. Griffith, J. L. Levin, S. Idell

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Abstract

It is clear that smoking has profound effects on persons who are occupationally exposed. Occupationally exposed workers who smoke have an apparent increased prevalence of industrial bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis, as well as increased mortality rates from lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis compared with similarly exposed nonsmokers. These findings highlight the need to curtail exposure to workplace agents, which upon interaction with cigarette smoke can produce adverse health effects. Smoking cessation programs should be initiated in the workplace and basic research, clinical, and epidemiologic investigation should continue to be performed in order to enhance our understanding of the interaction between cigarette smoke and occupational exposure. These studies should provide the much needed information that may lead to better defined therapeutic strategies that may limit these adverse health effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-385
Number of pages14
JournalSeminars in Respiratory Medicine
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Occupational Diseases
Smoke
Lung Diseases
Tobacco
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Tobacco Products
Workplace
Bronchitis
Health
Smoking Cessation
Occupational Exposure
Lung Neoplasms
Smoking
Mortality
Research
Therapeutics

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Garcia, J. GN., Griffith, D. E., Levin, J. L., & Idell, S. (1989). Tobacco smoke exposure in occupational lung disease. Seminars in Respiratory Medicine, 10(4), 372-385.

Tobacco smoke exposure in occupational lung disease. / Garcia, Joe GN; Griffith, D. E.; Levin, J. L.; Idell, S.

In: Seminars in Respiratory Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1989, p. 372-385.

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Garcia, JGN, Griffith, DE, Levin, JL & Idell, S 1989, 'Tobacco smoke exposure in occupational lung disease', Seminars in Respiratory Medicine, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 372-385.
Garcia, Joe GN ; Griffith, D. E. ; Levin, J. L. ; Idell, S. / Tobacco smoke exposure in occupational lung disease. In: Seminars in Respiratory Medicine. 1989 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 372-385.
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