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Tobacco Use and its Effect on your Ear, Nose, and Throat Health: Part 4

Cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco are known hazards to your health. It is an issue that is addressed in the Ear, Nose, and Throat office for many reasons.

Fourth, the chemicals in the tobacco weaken your immune system. It causes the white blood cells in your body that normally fight infection to not work as well as they should. This is another reason that you are more prone to infections in your sinuses, ears, lungs and in other parts of your body as well. Tobacco exposure also keeps your body from being able to heal itself from wounds due to accidents or surgeries.

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