What does smoking do to your breathing on a molecular level?
By: Jason Yuwono
Smoking can transform your normal cells into cancer cells.
Cancer cells don't stop reproducing unlike normal cells, making it spread throughout the body. They also don't communicate with the other cells.
Smoking destroys the cilia in your lungs
The cilia in your lungs cleans the lungs from obstructions. Destroying these can slow airflow, and make it harder to breath in the long term
Makes your body work harder
Smoking makes your body work harder. by increasing your heart rate, thinning your arteries, and thickening your blood.
Smoking can damage your brain
Smoking can do damage to your brain, and increase your chance of stroke.
Smoking can ruin your quality of life, and is poor for your lung cells.
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