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Please tell me if there is a specific term for being prone to lung diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis?

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Dr. Barry Sheppard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Cigarette smoker

The most common thing that makes individuals susceptible to bacterial bronchitis and recurrent pneumonia is a long history of smoking tobacco and ongoing tobacco abuse, which causes lung damage and impairs the normal physiology that protects the lung from infection such as ciliary clearance of the lung, while also suppressing the immune system.

In brief: Cigarette smoker

The most common thing that makes individuals susceptible to bacterial bronchitis and recurrent pneumonia is a long history of smoking tobacco and ongoing tobacco abuse, which causes lung damage and impairs the normal physiology that protects the lung from infection such as ciliary clearance of the lung, while also suppressing the immune system.
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