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can smoke lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Not Directly: Only with significant/severe smoke inhalation can ARDS and respiratory failure result. The majority of the time smoke inhalation is an irritant and causes cough, shortness of breath and wheezing.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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