Cigarette Smoking and Diffuse Lung Disease

@article{Patel2008CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette Smoking and Diffuse Lung Disease},
  author={Rajesh R. Patel and Jay H Ryu and Dr Robert Vassallo},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2008},
  volume={68},
  pages={1511-1527}
}
Cigarette smoke, a toxic collection of more than 4000 chemicals generated from combustion of tobacco plant leaves, is known to cause several respiratory ailments, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer, and is associated with an increase in respiratory infections. In addition, cigarette smoking is considered a principal aetiological factor responsible for the development of certain diffuse interstitial and bronchiolar lung diseases, namely respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial… CONTINUE READING
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