Exhaled carbon monoxide is a marker of heavy nicotine dependence


BABAOĞLU E. , Karalezli A., Mukremin E. R. , Hasanoglu H. C. , Oztuna D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.46, no.6, pp.1677-1681, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1601-140
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1677-1681

Abstract

Background/aim: Exhaled CO level provides an objective measure of a patient's smoking status. The relationship between CO levels and nicotine dependence is controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between exhaled CO levels and nicotine dependence as well as to demonstrate that exhaled CO levels may be used as a marker of nicotine dependence.