IMPACT OF CIGARETTE SMOKING ON HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Keywords:Tobacco, Smoking, Hematological Parameters
AbstractBackground: - Although tobacco has dangerous effect on human health, still it is highly consumed throughout the world. Nicotine is used in different forms which include smoking as well as smokeless powder. Numerous educated and uneducated young people are addicted to tobacco use.
Aim: - To evaluate the effect of cigarette smoking on various hematological parameters between smokers and non-smokers.
Methods: - 120 male individuals (60 subjects without any habit and 60 smokers) participated in the study. Hematological parameters such as hemoglobin, RBC count, WBC count and differential leukocyte count (mainly neutrophil) were investigated.
Results: - Findings reveal significant increase in hemoglobin, RBC count, WBC count and Neutrophil count in smokers.
Conclusion: - Smoking has negative effect on various hematological parameters and thus associated with a wide spectrum of health complications.
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