How Does Cigarette Smoking Cause Gastritis?

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Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. The lining of the stomach often looks red, irritated and swollen, and it may have raw areas that can bleed.

Many different illnesses and irritants - acting either alone or in combination - can trigger the inflammation of gastritis. Some of the most common triggers include:

  • Infection with Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori) bacteria - In addition to causing gastritis, H. pylori infections have been linked to...

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