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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 11 (2004), Issue 7, Pages 476-476
Original Article

Smoking in Health Science Students with Asthma

Georgios Krommydas,1 Evangelia Kotrotsiou,2 Vasilios Raftopoulos,2 Theodosios Paralikas,2 Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis,3 and Paschalis-Adam Molyvdas1

1Lung Function Lab, Physiology Department, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Greece
2Department of Nursing school, Faculty of Health Sciences, Technical Education Institute of Larissa, Greece
3Pulmonary Department, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

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It is expected that asthmatic students in a health science department would avoid the hazards of cigarette smoking due to the knowledge they gain through their studies. Surprisingly, health science students with asthma had a higher prevalence of smoking than their healthy colleagues.