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The Surgeon General's 1990 Report on the Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation Executive Summary - GLOSSARY

AARP American Association of Retired Persons ACS American Cancer Society AR attributable risk AUTS Adult Use of Tobacco Survey BM bone mass BMI body mass index BP blood pressure BPS Baseline Prevalence Survey BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System BUPA British United Providence Association CASS Coronary Artery Surgery Study CC closing capacity CCDPHP Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion CDC Centers for Disease Control CHD coronary heart disease CI confidence interval cig cigarettes CNS central nervous system CO carbon monoxide COHb carboxyhemoglobin COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease CPS Center for Preventive Services CPS-I Cancer Prevention Study I CPS-II Cancer Prevention Study II CV closing volume CVD cardiovascular disease DBP diastolic blood pressure DHEW Department of Health, Education, and Welfare DHHS Department of Health and Human Services DLCOSB carbon monoxide diffusing capacity DPA dual photon absorptiometry DSM-III-R Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders FEV1 1-sec forced expiratory volume FVC1 1-sec forced vital capacity HANES Health and Nutrition Examination Survey HBsAg hepatitis B surface antigen HCN hydrogen cyanide HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol HMO health maintenance organization HR heart rate IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol MI myocardial infarction MMEF mid-maximum expiratory flow MRC Medical Research Council MRFIT Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NCI National Cancer Institute NHANES-I National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I NHEFS NHANES Epidemiologic Followup Study NHIS National Health Interview Survey NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NNS National Natality Survey OSH Office on Smoking and Health PBI penile brachial index PCA percent cortical area pDL predicted diffusing capacity PEF peak expiratory flow PHS Public Health Service POMS Profile of Mood States PPA phenylpropanolamine ppd packs per day PSA public service announcement REE resting energy expenditure RR relative risk SBP systolic blood pressure SCN- thiocyanate SD standard deviation SES socioeconomic status SGA small gestational age SIDS sudden infant death syndrome SPA single photon absorptiometry ST smokeless tobacco STD sexually transmitted disease TLC total lung capacity TQ Fagerstrom Tolerance Scale VC vital capacity WHO World Health Organization WHR ratio of waist to hip circumference

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