Find out more about the range of toxins in cigarettes and the serious damage they can cause to smokers' lungs.
- Cigarette smoke damages the lungs.
- The chemicals in cigarettes irritate the lung lining, damage the cilia, and cause lung cell DNA to mutate.
- Smoking can lead to bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer.
- Lung cancer is the most common cause of death due to cancer throughout the world.
Cigarette smoke damages the lungs.
The smoke has two parts: tiny solid particles containing tar; and gases, which include carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides.
Cigarette filters don't stop these poisons directly entering the lungs.
Prof Stephen Westaby, John Radcliffe Hospital - "If you take a look at this left lung, all ...
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