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pack-year

The consumption of a pack of cigarettes daily for a year (approximately 365 packs of cigarettes annually). The number of pack-years that people smoke correlates closely with the amount of damage that tobacco does to their hearts, lungs, and other organs.
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2 to 147 pack-years for former and current smokers, respectively.
That means current smokers aged 55 to 74 with more than 30 pack-years of smoking, or former smokers with that profile who have quit within the last 15 years, said the American College of Chest Physicians.
The use of different variables describing smoking status or cumulative tobacco consumption gave similar estimates from regression models, so only models adjusted for pack-years are shown.
Her social history was significant for a 60 pack-year smoking habit and a distant history of frequent alcohol consumption.
The NLST conclusions suggests LD-CT screening is beneficial in Men and women aged 55-74 years who are in reasonably good health, are current smokers or former smokers having quit within the past 15 years, and have a 30 or more pack-year smoking history.
He had a 15 pack-year history of cigarette smoking, although he had quit smoking 6 years earlier.
Spirometry should be considered in anyone with symptoms and a 10 or greater pack-year smoking history - which is how we will improve recognition of COPD.
The patient had a 30 pack-year smoking history and a minimal alcohol intake.
The jury in the case, referred to as Blankenship, heard in the state Circuit Court of Ohio County, WV, rejected the plaintiffs' demand that tobacco companies establish a medical monitoring program for more than 250,000 West Virginia smokers who have at least a five pack-year smoking history, but have not been diagnosed with certain smoking-related diseases.
He had quit smoking 12 years earlier, after a 15 pack-year history.
A 63-year-old man with a 60 pack-year history of tobacco dependence presents to you because he wishes to quit smoking.
To see if smoking affects the response to therapy in our patients and to determine if there is a relationship between response and pack-year history, we collected demographic data and smoking histories for all patients at our hospital who were started on anti-TNF drugs since 2002," reported Dr.