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Olfactory dysfunction persists after smoking cessation and signals increased cardiovascular risk.

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Summary of "Olfactory dysfunction persists after smoking cessation and signals increased cardiovascular risk."

Olfaction plays a critical role in health and function in older adults, and impaired sense of smell is a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality. Smoking cigarettes causes olfactory impairment, but the mechanism of damage and ability to recover after cessation are unknown. We investigated the relationship between time since quitting and olfactory dysfunction in order to elucidate the mechanism(s) by which smoking damages the olfactory system and to inform patient counseling.

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Name: International forum of allergy & rhinology
ISSN: 2042-6984
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