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Rev Prat. 2004 Nov 15;54(17):1877-82.

[Tobacco-related diseases].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de pneumologie, Groupe hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75651 Paris Cedex 13.


The tobacco smoke intake by the smoker or by the non-smoker is a toxic product and a risk factor for diseases as acne in teenagers, respiratory and non respiratory infection, or histiocytosis X. The four main diseases are: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is more 80% related to tobacco; cancer (lung carcinoma, pharyngeal, laryngeal and oesophageal carcinoma, kidney, bladder carcinoma); cardiovascular diseases (myocardial infarction, cerebral stoke and sudden cardiac death); adverse consequences of smoking related to pregnancy.

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