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Why smokers are more susceptible to the common cold

New research by Yale University has identified a chink in our armor - one that is particularly concerning for smokers, but affects everyone exposed to toxins in the air. Your nose can fight off toxic chemicals (like smoke), and the aggression of viruses, it struggles to do both at the same time. The finding reveals a delicate balance between various aspects of the body's defense mechanisms, and how this is exacerbated by toxins in products and the environment.  Read more...

 

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