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Does smoking cigarettes lead to nose disorders?

Cigarette smoking negatively affects every organ in your body, including your nose. While cigarette smoking may not directly cause a specific nose disorder, smoking irritates the lining of the nasal passages, which can lead to various nose disorders. Tobacco smoke increases the likelihood and severity of many of the symptoms common to inflammatory nose disorders like congestion, runny nose, and sinusitis, as well as triggering asthma, which may contribute to some nose disorders.

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