Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 803–808

Smoking and the digestive system

  • Takenobu Kamada
  • Sunao Kawano
  • Shingo Tsuji
Review

DOI: 10.1007/BF02349653

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Kamada, T., Kawano, S. & Tsuji, S. J Gastroenterol (1995) 30: 803. doi:10.1007/BF02349653
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Conclusions

In conclusion, the relationship between smoking and the digestive organs is multifaceted. Cigarettes contain a variety of chemical compounds, and they exhibit variable effects, either directly or via the central nervous system, on tissue microcirculation, motor regulation, and including various systems, the immune system. The influence of smoking on the specific function of an organ may be modified under different experimental conditions. As far as the achievements of previous studies are concerned, some effects of smoking on the digestive system are still controversial. Further investigations are needed.

Key words

cigarettes digestive diseases nicotine humans smoking 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takenobu Kamada
    • 1
  • Sunao Kawano
    • 1
  • Shingo Tsuji
    • 1
  1. 1.The First Department of MedicineOsaka University School of MedicineSuitaJapan