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


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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