Umm Al-Qura University, KSA
Title: Impact of smoking on adults lung age and ventilator function
Biography: Omar Farouk Helal
Background: Although a large body of evidence exists on the effect of smoking on lung age and pulmonary function, much less attention has been dedicated to using these effects as an effective strategy in smoking cessation.
Objective: The present study was carried out to investigate the impact of smoking on lung age and ventilator function in adult Saudi in order to use these effects in a future strategy for smoking cessation.
Methods: Eighty-one smoker students with their mean age 23.88±2.7 years were enrolled in this study. Every student performed a ventilatory function tests in order to measure lung age, forced vital capacity (FVC), forcedexpiratory volume at the end of the first second (FEV1), FEV1/FVC ratio and peak expiratory flow rate PEFR.
Results: The result showed significant deterioration in the mean value of FEV1, PEFR and the estimated lungage and a non-significant difference in the mean values of FVC.
Conclusion: Smoking has a significant effect on ventilaroty function and deteriorating estimated lung age.