One more reason to swear off tobacco: The inflammatory trap induced by nicotine

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160901124842.htm

A new link between nicotine and inflammation has been revealed by researchers who report that nicotine strongly activates immune cells to release DNA fibers decorated with pro-inflammatory molecules, so called neutrophil extracellular traps. The continuous exposure to these NETs can harm the tissue and could explain the hazardous consequences of tobacco consumption for human health.

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