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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What are the effects of smoking on lungs?

  • Preksha

    June 3, 2023 at 10:44 pm
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    Smoking can cause lung disease by damaging your airways and the small air sacs (alveoli) found in your lungs.

    • Lung diseases caused by smoking include emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
    • Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer.
    • If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse.
    • Effects of smoking on other body parts:

      • reduced lung function and breathlessness due to swelling and narrowing of the lung airways and excess mucus in the lung passages.
      • raised blood pressure and heart rate.
      • greater susceptibility to infections such as pneumonia and influenza.
      • irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
      • reduced ability to smell and taste.
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