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Med Clin North Am. 2004 Nov;88(6):1415-30, ix-x.

Pulmonary and cardiovascular consequences of smoking.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.


The extensive worldwide disease burden attributable to tobacco smoking is reviewed, with particular attention to the epidemiologic and clinical aspects, molecular and cellular mechanisms, and pathophysiology of a variety of smoking-related pulmonary diseases, and the epidemiology and clinical presentation of smoking-related atherosclerotic disease as it affects the cardiovascular system cerebral circulation, the aorta, and the peripheral arterial tree.

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