Never Smoke Chapter 8
- Quitting is Hard But Possible (VIDEO)
- Never Smoke. But If You Do, We'll Show You How to Stop
- Breathing Lesson
- Are Light Cigarettes Better for You? (VIDEO)
- Nicotine's Journey to the Brain
- The Lungs Under Attack
- Smoking Assaults the Heart & Arteries
- Smoking & Your Lungs (VIDEO)
- The Cancer Connection
- Smoke damage from head to toe
- Passive smoking
- Ready to Quit
- Quitting is Hard, But Worth It
- Why Quitting Is Hard (VIDEO)
- Managing Nicotine Withdrawal
- Tools for Quitters
- Smoking is Deadly (VIDEO)
- Countdown to Better Health
Smoking & Your Lungs
The first line of defense against tobacco toxins is the respiratory system. It takes a beating from cigarette smoke. Smokers are more likely to have respiratory infections, as well as chronic respiratory ailments and cancer throughout the body. Your body tries to push toxins out by building up extra mucus in the lungs. Cilia are hairlike projections lining the respiratory system which usually push mucus and invading toxins out of the airways. But smokers' cilia are shortened and damaged as a result of smoking. That's why smokers hack and cough to expel the mucus clogging their lungs.
NEVER SMOKE... VIDEOS
Quitting is Hard, But You Can Do It!Successful quitters have support, motivation, and a clear vision of life without cigarettes.
Are Light Cigarettes Better for You?Don't kid yourself! Light cigarettes carry heavy risks.
CHAPTER 8 (currently viewing)
Smoking & Your LungsYour respiratory system takes a direct hit from smoke and its toxins.
Why Quitting Is HardNicotine addiction and behavioral cues keep smokers smoking.
Smoking is DeadlyWhen you quit smoking, you begin to take control of your health and life.
theVisualMD Wishes to Thank our Scientific Collaborators:
- Jeremy Geffen, MD
- Neal Benowitz, MD
- Jodi Prochaska, PhD, MPH
Behavioral Psychologist University of California San Francisco
- Barry Make, MD
Pulmonologist, National Jewish Health University of Colorado Denver
- Candace Pert, Ph
DNeuroscientist and author
- Steven Schroeder, M.D.,
Director of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
University of California San Francisco
- Michael D. Stein, M.D.,
Chief Medical Director at The Visual MD.com
Professor of Medicine and Community Health Brown University
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