5 doctors weighed in:
Does smoking increase the risks of bronchitis?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes...
Smoking leads to airway inflammation which puts a person at risk of acute bronchitis due to infections as well as chronic bronchitis, a form of copd.
Smoking cessation decreases the risk of these as well as cancers, including lung cancers. Your doctor can help with smoking cessation.

In brief: Yes...
Smoking leads to airway inflammation which puts a person at risk of acute bronchitis due to infections as well as chronic bronchitis, a form of copd.
Smoking cessation decreases the risk of these as well as cancers, including lung cancers. Your doctor can help with smoking cessation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Smoke, direct or second hand, has been shown to decrease the motility of bronchial cilia causing diminished ability of normal defenses to mount a response to pathogens and allergens.

In brief: Yes
Smoke, direct or second hand, has been shown to decrease the motility of bronchial cilia causing diminished ability of normal defenses to mount a response to pathogens and allergens.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Absolutely.
Smoking reduces the number of cilia in the airway, the tiny structures that help to clear away airway debris, as well as produces the mucous that traps bacterial and dust in the airway. When you burn those away with cigarette smoke, this makes you much more susceptible to all airway illnesses, including bronchitis.

In brief: Yes
Absolutely.
Smoking reduces the number of cilia in the airway, the tiny structures that help to clear away airway debris, as well as produces the mucous that traps bacterial and dust in the airway. When you burn those away with cigarette smoke, this makes you much more susceptible to all airway illnesses, including bronchitis.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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