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Can smoking cause pleurisy?

Smoking and pleurisy are not connected. Lung cancer, which can be caused by smoking, is rarely the cause of pleurisy. However, smoking when you have pleurisy is not recommended because the coughing that can result from smoking will make pleurisy even more painful.

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How long does pleurisy last?
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How long pleurisy lasts depends on what causes it. If the cause can be fully treated and cured, such...
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Is pleurisy serious?
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What is pleurisy?
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Pleurisy is a lung condition where the lining of your lungs and chest cavity are inflamed. The lung ...
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with pleurisy?
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