Your lungs are complex organs, but what they do is take a gas that your body needs to get rid of (carbon dioxide) and exchange it for a gas that your body can use (oxygen). In this edition of How Stuff Works, we will take a close look at how your lungs work and how they keep your body's cells supplied with oxygen and get rid of the carbon dioxide waste. We will explain … [Read more...] about Keep Your Lungs Healthy!
Cigarette smoking is always unsafe. Men who smoke 20 cigarette per day take twice as many days off work each year than nonsmokers. Of men now age 35, the proportion that will die before reaching retiring age is 40% for heavy smokers, but only 18% for non-smokers. Smoking causes more than 400, 000 deaths a year in America all alone. Below in this article we will tell … [Read more...] about The Harmful Effects of Smoking on Different Parts of the Body
Learn About the Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking According to the American Cancer Society, "48 million adults (25.7 million men and 22.3 million women) were current smokers in the United States in 1997." Many of these adult smokers started during their teenage years. Unfortunately, even today people still begin to smoke cigarettes despite published statistics that show its … [Read more...] about Cigarette Smoking and Its Impact on Spinal Fusions
Researchers Say It Takes Genes, Viruses and Cigarettes Physicians say that smoking is by far the biggest cause of emphysema, but why doesn't every smoker get the disease? If you asked Michael Holtzman, M.D., that question, he might answer that for most cases of emphysema you need a mix of genes, viruses and cigarettes. Emphysema and the associated condition of chronic … [Read more...] about Why Doesn’t Every Smoker Get Emphysema?