Many non-smokers are regularly subjected to secondhand smoke. Now, I-ELCAP is conducting an important study on the health effects of secondhand smoke exposure. Funded by a grant from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI), this research and clinical program is designed to enhance the early detection and treatment of diseases related to secondhand smoke, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, sinusitis, osteoporosis, and lung cancer.
Who is eligible?
If you are over the age of 40, have never smoked--meaning you have smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in your entire life--and you have had significant exposure to secondhand smoke, you may be eligible for this study.
What happens when someone enrolls?
People who participate in the study will receive a free non-invasive low-dose CT scan. In addition, a brief interview will be conducted to ascertain past medical history and secondhand smoke exposure. If an abnormality is found and further procedures are required, your health insurance should cover it.
Where is this study taking place?
Screenings are presently being conducted at the following U.S. I-ELCAP sites: