The yellow stains on a smoker’s fingers and teeth is caused by the tar that results from smoking tobacco. Tar causes great damage to a person’s lungs as it kills the cilia, affecting breathing ability. The accumulation of this substance can be difficult to imagine, but a graphic video demonstrates for people the levels of tar that is extracted from approximately 20 packs … [Read more...] about How Much Tar in That Cigarette?
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
Every time you inhale smoke from a cigarette, you kill some of the alveoli, or the air sacks in your lungs. These air sacks are where the oxygen that you breathe in is transferred into your blood. The alveoli will not grow back. So if you destroy them, you permanently have destroyed part of your lungs. Smoking paralyzes the cilia that line your lungs. Cilia are … [Read more...] about Smoking Cigarettes Effects on Lung Health