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What causes bronchiectasis?

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Dr. James Urbanic
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Smoking irritates

Smoking irritates the bronchi.
It causes inflammation and can damage the bronchi and bronchioles ability to naturally clear out pathogens leading to bronchitis or pneumonia. Smoking causes lung injury resulting in emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer among many other risks. Please don't smoke.

In brief: Smoking irritates

Smoking irritates the bronchi.
It causes inflammation and can damage the bronchi and bronchioles ability to naturally clear out pathogens leading to bronchitis or pneumonia. Smoking causes lung injury resulting in emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer among many other risks. Please don't smoke.
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