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A 32-year-old male asked:

Why r my autoantibody levels lower when i use tobacco & higher when i am not using tobacco? i thought tobacco increased autoantibody levels.

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Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Antibodies: Your antibodies, like so many other naturally occuring chemicals in the body are affected with smoking. That is why tobacco is a poison to the body and decreases the immune response aka antibody response.

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Last updated May 19, 2013

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