Impact of Tobacco Smoke and Nicotine Exposure on Lung Development.

  title={Impact of Tobacco Smoke and Nicotine Exposure on Lung Development.},
  author={Kevin W. Gibbs and Joseph M Collaco and Sharon A McGrath-Morrow},
  volume={149 2},
Tobacco smoke and nicotine exposure during prenatal and postnatal life can impair lung development, alter the immune response to viral infections, and increase the prevalence of wheezing during childhood. The following review examines recent discoveries in the fields of lung development and tobacco and nicotine exposure, emphasizing studies published within the last 5 years. In utero tobacco and nicotine exposure remains common, occurring in approximately 10% of pregnancies within the United… CONTINUE READING
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