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Health Hazards of Smoking - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Smoking increases the risk of COPD and is responsible for almost 80% of the cases.

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Cigarette smoke contains substances that directly damage the lung tissue thereby, reducing their capacity to absorb oxygen.

Substances released by the immune system in response to cigarette smoke also destroy the lung cells.

Smoking irritates the bronchial tree in the lungs, which in turn results in the production of more mucus causing the typical smokers' cough.

As lung function declines, breathlessness begins and can eventually lead to death due to progressive breathing problems.

Bronchitis and emphysema are some of the common consequences of cigarette smoking.

Smoking and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Emphysema

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Wahono

indeed a very serious disease is very scary at all, if not promptly removed, the safety of our lives at stake, thanks for the share that you have provided and may be useful for us all, greetings Obat Aborsi Aman

jaysaha

This time i am very much trying to quit, kindly let me know if u can be of any help though i know about the hazards.

arnold12

I read your post regarding effects of smoking and i must say it was very informative plus interesting post to read. I totally agree with you that smoking cigarettes are extremely dangerous for our health and well-being. Getting rid of smoking can help us live a healthy life.

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