Other smoking-affected pulmonary diseases.

  title={Other smoking-affected pulmonary diseases.},
  author={Susan Murin and Kathryn Smith Bilello and Richard A. Matthay},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={121-37, ix}
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Smoking adversely affects many organ systems, but especially the lung. Carcinoma of the lung and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease account for most smoking-associated respiratory morbidity and mortality, and their association with smoking is both well established and widely recognized. Cigarette smoking also is associated with differences in the incidence, severity, or natural history of a broad array of other… CONTINUE READING