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Are smokers more susceptible to lung infections?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

All forms of lung infections, from bronchitis to pneumonia to tuberculosis are more common in people who smoke.

In brief: Yes

All forms of lung infections, from bronchitis to pneumonia to tuberculosis are more common in people who smoke.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Smokers have dysfunction of the lining cells of the airways.
These cells are important for clearing infectious materials from the lungs. If the lining cells do not work then patients who smoker are more susceptible to infection. It can take months for these cells to recover function after your stop smoking.

In brief: Yes

Smokers have dysfunction of the lining cells of the airways.
These cells are important for clearing infectious materials from the lungs. If the lining cells do not work then patients who smoker are more susceptible to infection. It can take months for these cells to recover function after your stop smoking.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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