Dr. Higgins was appointed to be a member of another committee for the American Rhinologic Society (ARS). He has been a member of the Residents/Fellows in Training Committee for the last 2 years. The Officers of the ARS have now selected him to serve on the Awards Committee. Follow THIS LINK for a complete list of Officers and Committee Members.
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Impact of tobacco smoke on chronic rhinosinusitis: a review of the literature† Douglas D. Reh MD, Thomas S. Higgins MD, Timothy L. Smith MD, MPH, International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, Volume 2, Issue 5, pages 362–369, September/October 2012
"There is clear evidence in the literature that cigarette smoke, either through active smoking or passive exposure contributes to chronic sinusitis. Recent prospective studies suggest that active smoking is not a contraindication to sinus surgery, although the impact of smoking volume and long-term smoking after sinus surgery has not been sufficiently evaluated."
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