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Survival effects of smoking. New research from the Pasteur Institute

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Published Feb. 21, 2024 11:47

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Cigarette smoking is a widespread addiction in the world population. Everything has probably been said about the effects of smoking except one, that even several years after quitting, the body still suffers health effects.

In mid-February, the Pasteur Institute in Paris published the results of a study on how the immune system works in people who quit smoking even many years ago. The aim of the study was to see if there is and how the body's long-term memory of the consequences of smoking works. It turns out that certain defense mechanisms that were altered during addiction are not subject to regeneration and change for many years and the immune system against microorganisms works less effectively in former smokers. Although with different sensitiv...

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