Inflammatory Diseases of the Lung Induced by Conventional Cigarette Smoke: A Review.

Abstract

Smoking-induced lung diseases were extremely rare prior to the 20th century. With commercialization and introduction of machine-made cigarettes, worldwide use skyrocketed and several new pulmonary diseases have been recognized. The majority of pulmonary diseases caused by cigarette smoke (CS) are inflammatory in origin. Airway epithelial cells and alveolar… (More)
DOI: 10.1378/chest.15-0409

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