emphysema

Guide to Emphysema

Emphysema is a chronic lung disease that causes breathing difficulties. The most common cause of emphysema is smoking. Emphysema is the main type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Despite the fact that it is impossible to cure emphysema, quitting smoking slows the progression of the disease. Emphysema is the result of damage to alveolar …

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Harm from passive smoking

Harm from passive smoking occurs within a few minutes

Staying in a smoking room for 30 minutes leads to severe damage to the blood vessels of a healthy young person, significantly increasing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. The results confirm the growing amount of evidence that any exposure to nicotine (including passive smoking) is a huge health hazard. …

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Smoking increases the risk of stroke in women by an average of 4 times

Young smokers are twice as likely to have a stroke as their non-smoking peers, according to new research. The more a woman smokes a cigarette a day, the higher the risk. The results of the study were published in the journal Stroke, published by the American Heart Association. Scientists who observed women aged 15 to …

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