Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure Prior to Ban Research Study

Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure Prior to Ban Research Study

Date: January 6, 2017
Type: AFA Article

AFA Members, active and retired, are invited to participate in a University of Colorado health study that is intended to assess the health effects of Flight Attendants’ onboard exposures to second-hand smoke. The University’s Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) in Denver, Colorado is looking for individuals to participate in their research study “Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure on Pre-ban Flight Attendants.

The Research Institute is conducting research screenings to increase understanding of how exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke by 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. While part of the study involves completing questionnaires, a primary aspect of their study includes visiting their clinic in Denver to perform a full lung function test and EKG.

To be eligible for this study you must be a current and/or former non-smoking Flight Attendant, 50 years of age or older, and must have flown any length of time before the smoking ban.

If you are interested in the study or would like more information, please call (303) 724-6066.