Does cigarette smoking mitigate the severity of skin disease in systemic sclerosis
Rheumatology International, 08/03/2012
Gyger G et al. – Smoking was significantly associated with less extensive skin disease in systemic sclerosis (SSc). This hypothesis–generating study provides new avenues of research, especially insofar as the role of nicotine in SSc is concerned and given that safe nicotine replacement therapy exists.