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Video Shows Smoker’s Lungs

Making the choice to smoke cigarettes will in time cause damaging effects to your body’s healthy lung function.

The following video provides an example of what occurs in time to a smoker’s lungs due to inhaling all the toxic elements contained in tobacco products.

Picture That’s Worth More Than 1000 Words

A picture has been said to be worth 1000 words. The visual image in the following video is worth far more.

Sometimes it takes graphic images to sink in what words can convey without much effect. At CiggyFree.com our hope is this video’s shocking evidence may help even one person make a choice to quit or never pick up that first cigarette.

Smoking is such a selfish act that hurts the user and all those they directly and even those whom they indirectly come in contact. First, second, and thirdhand smoke is a real threat to the health and wellness to all who are exposed.

Take a Deep Breath Before Watching



NIH to Fund New Research Study Regarding Exposure to Cigarette Smoke

Smoking Research Studies Exposure to Cigarette Smoke

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a new study focusing on the chemical changes that occur when the body is exposed to cigarette smoke.

SmokePrevious research has shown that chemical changes in the body can occur after exposure to cigarette smoke and that smoking and exposure to cigarette smoke is the environmental exposure responsible for causing more deaths than any other toxins.

The chemical elements found in cigarette smoke can cause certain types of cancer and have been associated with cardiovascular, pulmonary and pancreatic diseases.

Smokers, non-smokers and even individuals who are in regular contact with secondhand smoke will be screened for the presence of distinctive lipid and DNA biological indicators or chemicals and through additional discovery potential protein indicators in their blood, urine and breath.

These indicators, also known as biomarkers or biochemicals, will be utilized to determine the susceptibility of individuals to tobacco-related lung and cardiovascular problems after exposure to cigarette smoke. The results will hopefully provide reliable data for use in subsequent studies.

“Only one in ten smokers get lung cancer, but the five-year survival rate after diagnosis is only 15 percent,” says Trevor M. Penning, PhD, Director of The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET). “The question is, how can we intervene earlier to identify people most at risk. We aim to look at the interaction of genetic susceptibility to lung cancer and biomarkers of exposure to cigarette smoke. At the end of the day, if we study genetics and exposure together, we’ll hopefully have a very strong statement to say who is most at risk.”

Source: Brenda Fulmer, Claris Law
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