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can lesions on the brain(as in multiple sclerosis ) ever be caused by smoking ciggarettes?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
No but..: There is no direct relationship but studies have shown that people with ms who smoke do worse!
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes,: Nonspecific white matter lesions can be due to cigarette smoking, and pattern would vary from MS, but smoking is risk for acquiring MS, and makes the disease worse.
Answered on Aug 16, 2014

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