What are the lungs of a smoker like? The comparison with healthy lungs in a video

What are the lungs of a smoker like? The comparison with healthy lungs in a video

In a video, an American nurse compared the lungs of a smoker to those of a non-smoker and the result is chilling.

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The lungs of smokers? Weak, dark, diseased and perpetually inflamed. An American nurse compared them to those of a healthy non-smoker and the result is chilling. A cigarette, in fact, does not only contain tobacco, but also a series of chemicals that can be extremely harmful for the whole organism and for the lungs in particular.

And that's exactly what Amanda Eller wanted to demonstrate, a nurse from North Carolina who posted on her Facebook profile (see below) a shocking explanatory video in which, following a post-mortem examination, she compares sick lungs cancer (after smoking 1 pack a day for 20 years) with those in the health of a non-smoker.

The first thing that catches the eye? The organ color: practically black the sick ones, the healthy ones with living flesh. And not only that, theirs are also highlighted functionality: those impregnated with smoke respond decidedly with more difficulty to solicitations by means of a pump.

It didn't take long for the video to travel around the world and gain more than 10 thousand likes and about 600 thousand shares, as well as a shower of comments from people who thanked the nurse for publishing this material.

Why cigarette smoking is bad for the lungs

First of all, with cigarette smoke the wholerespiratory system, favoring the development of various kinds of infections and the onset of respiratory diseases.

At the pulmonary level, smoke and the radical oxygen species it contains lead to achronic and perennial inflammation due to the continuous accumulation of neutrophils, macrophages and other cells of the immune system.
This inflammatory state can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affecting the bronchi and lungs and is characterized by obstruction of the airways and decreased lung function.

COPD, however, is not the only risk to the health of smokers' lungs, but the carcinogenic substances in smoking also promote the development of various types of lung cancer.

In short, absolutely nothing good for smokers. Quitting smoking is the only thing that can save our lungs and our health in general. Here are 10 natural remedies that help to get rid of the cigarette habit.

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  • Cigarettes: “third-hand smoke” at home and in the office is as harmful as passive smoking

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