Cigarette smoking leads to some of the most preventable causes of death and illness in the world. Cigarette use is associated with a range of deleterious genetic changes.
The findings shed new light on the biological processes whereby smoking increases the risk of a variety of diseases and adverse health outcomes.
Besides damaging lungs, cigarettes can also wreak havoc on genes that control immune responses, sperm quality, and the risk of developing certain diseases.
Related Journals of Cigarette Smoking and Epigenetics
Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, Epidemiology: Open Access, American Journal of Medical Genetics, Journal of Epigenetics and Human Molecular Genetics.