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nonsmoker

(nŏn′smō′kər)
n.
One who does not smoke tobacco.
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An established standard range of serum cotinine of 0.05-10 ng/mL was used to define secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmokers and to allow for historical comparisons (6,7).
It was found that both smokers and nonsmokers who identified with the protagonist were more likely to have stronger implicit associations between the self and smoking.
Current smokers obtained statistically significant higher scores on the PANSS than nonsmokers. Smokers were found to have a higher positive syndrome, negative syndrome, general psychopathology and total psychopathology scores.
Baseline levels of urine (mcg)-to-creatinine (g) isoprostane 8-isoprostaglandin F2-alpha (8-iso/cr), an indicator of lipid peroxidation, were higher in smokers than in nonsmokers. In those who quit smoking, the level had declined at 1 year and remained at a level almost identical to that seen in the nonsmokers.
According to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, diabetic nonsmokers who took metformin had a lower lung cancer risk.
In three cohorts the researchers classified 9476 participants as smokers or nonsmokers, and in five cohorts they classified 8519 participants as current smokers, former smokers, or never smokers.
[15,16] Also in the present study, in the nonsmoker group, females were more than males.
"Carcinogenic materials can be passed from smokers to nonsmokers during shared contact, for example between clothes and surfaces, and also enter homes via airborne transport of cigarette smoke," said study co-author Alastair Lewis, PhD, of the National Center for Atmospheric Science in the United Kingdom.
Smokers, on the other hand, earned about 80 percent of nonsmokers' wages (with nonsmokers comprising former smokers and people who never smoked).
Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to experience daily stress and worry and to have been diagnosed with depression.
Nonsmokers (41% of the sample) were those who answered "no" to the question "Do you smoke cigarettes?" and who had a cotinine level below 0.05 ng/mL.