A review of the effects of cigarette smoke on airway mucosal function

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Abstract

This review examines the effects of tobacco smoke on the production and clearance of lower airway secretions, in healthy smokers and smokers with chronic bronchitis. Cigarette smoke shows to have a profound effect on airway mucociliary function, producing structural and functional changes in the mucosa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Respiratory Diseases
Volume66
Issue numberSUPPL. 139
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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