The Effects in Smoker Lungs




The Centers for Disease Control says one out of every five deaths each year is cigarette related. That is, more deaths than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murder and suicides combined.

Men account for almost 280,000 deaths, while women are over 200,000. And men who smoke are at an increased risk for dying from bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer and coronary heart disease.

Rodney Benjamin, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician at South Miami Hospital, explains that people who smoke have a lot of carbon in the lung and it gets black, which starts to create a lot of medical issues to the patient.

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