Childhood Cigarette Smoking Heightens COPD Risk in Adulthood – Healio

Read article - James Sargent, a professor of pediatrics, biomedical data science, and community and family medicine, is featured in an article about his research into how the risk of COPD rises with regular cigarette smoking in childhood. "In this sample, the developmental window for increased risk due to childhood smoking ended at about age 20 years, which coincides with the time (FEV1) reaches its peak during adolescence," Sargent said.