Early smoke exposure is associated with asthma and lung function deficits in adolescents
Xin Dai, Shyamali C Dharmage, Adrian J Lowe, Katrina J Allen, Paul S Thomas, Jennifer Perret, Nilakshi Waidyatillake, Melanie C Matheson, Cecilie Svanes, Liam Welsh, Michael J Abramson, Caroline J Lodge
Journal of Asthma | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017
The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, VicHealth, The Asthma Foundation and Nestle Australia. Dr. Caroline Lodge is funded by the Sidney Myer Health Fund and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC). Dr Adrian Lowe, DrMelanieMatheson, and Prof ShyamaliDharmage are funded by the NHMRC; Prof Katie Allen is funded by the Charles and Sylvia Viertel Charitable Foundation. Xin Dai, Prof Cecilie Svanes, Liam Welsh and Prof. Michael Abramson have no personal funding relationships to declare. Initial funding for the first six years of the study was from Nestec (a subsidiary of Nestle Australia.) The 12-year follow-up was supported by the Asthma Foundation of Victoria. The 18-year follow-up was supported by NHMRC. The funding bodies had no role in the study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of data, nor in writing this report or the decision to publish. The results, conclusions and opinions reported in the manuscript are those of the authors and are independent from the funding sources.