You are going up the stairs and feel every last bit of oxygen leave your body. You stop walking but are unable to catch your breath. How are you going to fight this? COPD, the collective term for two major lung diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a progressive disease that prevents air flow from …

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Smoking, the Aftermath

Smoking is highly addictive, nicotine, after all, is absorbed by the bloodstream within 10 seconds of entering the body. Even though the United States has seen a decrease in cigarette smoking during the past decade, an estimate of 36.5 million adults are considered current smokers. Smoking can be attributed to at least 16 million Americans …

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How to Achieve Cleaner Lungs for a Healthier You

Everyone by now understands that smoking is bad for your health, right? However, knowledge isn’t always power, because tobacco use continues to kill over 480,000 people a year in the United States. “What happens to my lungs when I smoke?” When you inhale smoke, deep inside the lungs, the cigarette smoke damages the floating scavenger …

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