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Can smoking cause pulmonary fibrosis?

The majority of the time, the cause of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown, so it would not be accurate to say that smoking can cause the disease. However, smoking is a significant risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis. People who smoke or who used to smoke develop idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis far more often than people who have never smoked.

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Is pulmonary fibrosis serious?
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Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious disease. Not only can its symptoms interfere with your life, but a c...
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What causes pulmonary fibrosis?
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Most of the time, the cause of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown. In these cases, the disease is referre...
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Can pulmonary fibrosis have any complications?
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Does pulmonary fibrosis run in families?
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