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Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2008;76(4):271-5.

[Smoking and lung infection].

[Article in Polish]

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  • Katedra i Klinika Chorób Płuc i Gruźlicy Slaskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego, ul. Ks. Koziołka, Zabrze. ftpulmza@sum.edu.pl

Abstract

Tobacco smoke exposure leads to development of structural and immunological changes in the lungs. These changes favour development on inflammation in the respiratory tract. Cigarette smoking is a substantial risk factor for important bacterial and viral infections.

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