In India smoking is a common habit in both rural and urban areas . According to national sample survey 35% of men and 12% of women in India use tobacco in some form or other and it causes various effects on body including blood . Evidence is that accumulating haemostatic factors have a pathogenic role in ischemic heart diseases and stroke ,smoking habit is known to affect several haemostatic heart diseases.
In this study 100 healthy male subjects, 50 chronic smokers and 50 non smokers were assessed for differential white blood cell count .there was decreased neutrophil and basophil count while lymphocyte count was significantly increased to about 30% in smokers from about 24% in non smokers ,while there was no significant changes in other white blood cells.
Objectives- 1.To study the effect of tobacco smoking on different white blood cell count.
2.To establish a correlation between chronic tobacco smoking and its effects on parameters which were studied.
3.To create awareness in tobacco smokers about the effect of tobacco on their health.