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Cigarette smoking and bacterial infection
David Scott 1  
 
 
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University of Louisville, USA
Publish date: 2016-03-31
Submission date: 2016-03-30
Acceptance date: 2016-03-31
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2016;2(April Supplement):25
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Smoking
 
ABSTRACT:
Smoking cigarettes and exposure to tobacco environmental smoke increase the risk for many bacterial infections and / or exacerbates the symptoms of others. Many such infections can be life threatening. The underlying reasons for increased susceptibility are less clear. This talk will introduce examples of smoking-related bacterial diseases; and the concepts of tobacco-augmented bacterial virulence; and immune system dysregulation that may decrease resistance to microbial infections.
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David Scott   
University of Louisville, 2301 S 3rd St, KY 40292 Louisville, United States
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