Lung cancer accounts for approximately one third of cancer deaths in the American population. Over $10 billion is spent annually on the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. The majority of people with this disease are smokers, but former smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke are still at risk. What Smoking Does to Your Lungs Smoking and exposure to … [Read more...] about Video Demonstrates How Smoking Destroys Your Lungs
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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!