BASIC CARDIORESPIRATORY STATUS OF ADULT MALE SMOKERS AND NON SMOKERS OF VILLAGE PATASHIMUL, JHARGRAM DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL, INDIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Tushar Baran Mahata, Sudipta Jana, Syed Benazir Firdaus, Partha Sarathi Singha, Sunil K. Bhanja and Debosree Ghosh*
Smoking is a deadly addiction. Smoking affects our lungs and cardiovascular system adversely. Non smokers are known to have better cardiorespiratory status. Nicotine in cigarette causes cardiac and pulmonary ailments. Even Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is also known to cause due to smoking. Peak expiratory flow rate ( PEFR) is the maximum flow rate generated during a forceful exhalation , starting from full lung inflation. PEFR primarily reflects large airway flow and depends on the voluntary effort and muscular strength of the patient. Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) helps us to understand the condition of the lungs. We have conducted the study on adult male population of village Patashimul, Jhargrm District of West Bengal, India, West Bengal, india. Our studies reveal better cardiorespiratory status of non smokers compared to smokers.
Keywords: Addiction, smokers, non smokers, Peak Expiratory Flow Rate, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
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