Is exposure to secondhand smoke a risk factor for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)?
Explore this issue:May 2010
Background: There are surprisingly few studies that address the association between secondhand smoke (SHS) and sinusitis, and most use fairly weak criteria for sinusitis, such as a patient’s having checked “sinusitis” on a health questionnaire. There are, however, several studies that address the effects of SHS on lower airway diseases such as asthma and bronchitis.
Study Design: Population-based case-control study