Turkish Journal of Nephrology

Smoking and Chronic Kidney Disease


İstanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, İstanbul Bilim University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2019; 28: 75-80
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2019.3440
Read: 3494 Downloads: 784 Published: 05 February 2019

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Smoking affects all systems of the organism. Smoking stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, increases blood pressure and albuminuria, and decreases renal function. Smoking increases renal functional loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. Moreover, smoking accelerates the course of atherosclerosis, causing cardiovascular complications and premature death. Smoking decreases graft survival in kidney transplant patients. As a result, all physicians and health care providers should acknowledge all patients who smoke about the deleterious effects of smoking and continuously motivate them to stop smoking.

EISSN 2667-4440