2021, Vol. 6, Issue 1
Effect of cigarette smoking on leucocyte in males of Kanyakumari district
Author(s): Lavanya V, Krishnamurthy PS, Sobhakumari T, Florence Nesa Bella DS, Rajagopalan Asari K and Jilsha CS
Tobacco cigarette smoking is one of the major leading causes of death throughout the world.. Present study was done to compare the changes in leucocytes of male smokers and non smokers of Kanyakumari district. 150 consenting subjects of which 30 controls (non-smokers) and 120 cases (smokers) were studied. Smokers were divided into four groups based on number of cigarettes smoked per day. Blood samples processed using Hematology analyser. The smokers had significantly different white blood cells counts (p
<0.0001) including neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes and eosinophils. There was no significant change in the percentage of basophils.
Conclusion: Our findings showed that cigarette smoking has a significant effect on leucocytes and these counts changed significantly with increasing number of cigarettes smoked per day.
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How to cite this article:
Lavanya V, Krishnamurthy PS, Sobhakumari T, Florence Nesa Bella DS, Rajagopalan Asari K, Jilsha CS. Effect of cigarette smoking on leucocyte in males of Kanyakumari district. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2021;6(1):76-78.