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|What: Lung Function Test (Spirometry)
When: November 16th, 2006
(Great American Smokeout)
Where: Brigham & Women’s Hospital lobby
75 Francis Street, Roxbury Crossing
Spirometry is a simple test that measures the flow of air into and out of the lungs, and can help detect the damage caused by smoking.