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Prognostic factors for respiratory sickness absence and return to work among blue collar workers and office personnel | E C Alexopoulos, A Burdorf
Article Published: 2001

Type: Longitudinal
Published By: Occup Environ Med 2001;58:246–252

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Smoking not a factor in work absences.

"Absence with respiratory complaints was not associated with age, height, body mass index, or smoking."

"Smoking was not a significant factor for sickness absence from any cause."
This study shows that smokers are no more likely to miss work because of respiratory problems than are non-smokers.

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