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Secondhand Smoke Exposure Research Study

Date: March 17, 2017
Type: AFA Article

The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) in Denver, Colorado is conducting a research study on the effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure on Pre-ban Flight Attendants.  Currently the FAMRI is conducting screenings/interviews as part of their research study to increase understanding of how exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke on pre-ban Flight Attendants has affected their quality of life, use of healthcare resources, decline in lung function, and development of cardiovascular and sinus disease over time.

The screening/interviews take around three (3) hours to complete, while trying to assess the development of lung disease in Flight Attendants who have worked for airlines prior to the domestic and international smoking bans.  The FAMRI is also looking to recruit Flight Attendants and non-Flight Attendant participants over 50 years of age as control participates. 

If you are interested in participating in this study and would like more information please contact the FAMRI at (303) 724-6066/7.

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