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Smokers' degree of lung function linked to top causes of death

American Thoracic Society

ATS 2019, Dallas, TX - Current or former smokers with severe limitation in lung function are more likely to die from respiratory-related causes, while deaths from heart disease and lung cancer are more common in smokers with milder limitation in lung function, according to research presented at ATS 2019. A high frequency of breathing flare-ups and a high daily burden of breathing symptoms may identify smokers with mild lung function impairment who have an increased risk of a respiratory-related death.

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Session: B93 COPD: MORTALITY AND RISK PREDICTION
Abstract Presentation Time: Monday, May 20, 2:15 p.m. CT
Location: Room C155-C156 (Level 1), Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

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