The American Heart Association states that “smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in the United States." Are you a smoker? Is someone you love a smoker? It’s a highly addictive habit that can be difficult to break, but it is not impossible. Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking A smoking habit doubles the chance of a heart attack and increases the chance of … [Read more...] about Another Reason to Quit
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
This is a series of do at home lung tests you can do to test the strength of your lungs. They are very simple and just take a couple of minutes. You may want to pass this information on to a all the smokers you know and see how well they do. This simple test may get their attention and provide a nudge to help them quit smoking. The Match Test Light a match in a … [Read more...] about Quick At Home Lung Test – Easy Way to Check Your Lung Function
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
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!