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HISTOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF SMOKING Jasmin Sangha
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Introduction Smoking is the act of burning dried or cured leaves of the tobacco plant and inhaling the smoke. Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, an addictive stimulant and euphoriant. The main health risks of smoking pertain to cardiovascular diseases, COPD, asthma, lung cancer and cancers of the larynx and tongue.
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Introduction A person’s increased risk of contracting disease is directly proportional to the length of time that a person continues to smoke as well as the amount smoked. However, if someone stops smoking, then these chances gradually decrease as the damage to their body is repaired.
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Introduction Smoking increases mortality rates by 40%. Men who smoke 10-19 cigarettes a day have a 70% increase in mortality rates, men who smoke 20-39 cigarettes a day have an increase in mortality rate by 90%, for men smoking two packs a day or more, their mortality rates increased 120%.
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Introduction The United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes tobacco use as “the single most important preventable risk to human health in developed countries and an important cause of premature death worldwide.”
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Introduction Smoking causes approximately 80-90% of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) cases. COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A person with COPD usually has both chronic bronchitis and emphysema although not all types of chronic bronchitis are associated with COPD
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Chronic Bronchitis Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course BIOL 411 taught by Professor Odom during the Fall '07 term at CSU Northridge.

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Biol 411 - Smoking Presentation - HISTOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF...

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