Nicotine and inflammatory neurological disorders

  title={Nicotine and inflammatory neurological disorders},
  author={Wen-Hua Piao and Denise Campagnolo and Carlos S Dayao and Ronald J. Lukas and Jie Wu and Fu-dong Shi},
  booktitle={Acta Pharmacologica Sinica},
AbstractCigarette smoke is a major health risk factor which significantly increases the incidence of diseases including lung cancer and respiratory infections. However, there is increasing evidence that smokers have a lower incidence of some inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. Nicotine is the main immunosuppressive constituent of cigarette smoke, which inhibits both the innate and adaptive immune responses. Unlike cigarette smoke, nicotine is not yet considered to be a carcinogen and… CONTINUE READING
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