Goblet Cell Increase in Rat Bronchial Epithelium after Exposure to Cigarette and Cigar Tobacco SmokeBr Med J 1969; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5635.33 (Published 04 January 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:33
- D. Lamb,
- Lynne Reid
Both cigar and cigarette tobacco produce an increase in the number of goblet cells in the rat trachea and intrapulmonary airways over a six-week period. The increase in goblet cells is similar for the two types of tobacco; in both it is proportional to increase in dose and greatest in the proximal intrapulmonary airways.