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How Smoking Causes Emphysema by salemdv(m): 11:18am On Mar 06, 2020
Smoking as a lifestyle is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use. Tobacco smoking is the most popular form being practiced by over one billion people globally. Less common drugs for smoking include cannabis and opium. The limited use of cannabis and the opium may in part be due to the rigid laws set by nations in controlling their abuse.
Tobaccos are primarily industrially manufactured as cigarettes but can also be hand-rolled as loose tobacco and rolling paper. Pipes, cigar, bidis, and hookahs are other ways of smoking tobacco.

Generally, smoking harms virtually every organ of the body, causing health problems such us ; (cancers, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc.)and in the fullness of time causing premature mortality.

Notwithstanding the dangers, the potential health benefits of timely smoking cessation reduce the future risk of tobacco-related diseases, slows the progression of existing tobacco-related diseases and improves life expectancy by an average of 10years. Quitting smoking can miraculously produce immediate health benefits at any age, regardless of how long one has ever smoked. Although smoking has diverse effects on various organs of the body, this article will particularly dwell on emphysema caused mainly by smoking.

Emphysematous Lungs
Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease characterized by abnormal chronic enlargement of the airspaces(alveoli) distal to the terminal bronchioles. The enlargement is followed by the destruction of the structural components of the alveolar wall. It is a slowly progressive disease accompanied by losing of lung’s ability to absorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema.

Generally, emphysema can be classified into 4 groups (Centriacinar, Distal Acinar, Panacinar, and irregular emphysema) depending on the actual location of the lobule where the dilation is occurring. Smoking cessation can dramatically slow the progression of the disease.

Risk factors

Habit of smoking
Exposure to chemical fumes and dust.
Genetic(alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency)...


Re: How Smoking Causes Emphysema by iamarealman(m): 12:03pm On Mar 06, 2020
How can one stop smoking hemp?
Re: How Smoking Causes Emphysema by salemdv(m): 12:29pm On Mar 06, 2020
Quitting smoking hemp requires some sort of commitment and endurance, you will always have the desire to go back and smoke, but with the commitment and perseverance you may overcome the desire. All you need do for now is

1. Have the desire to stop
2. Stay away from the source and freinds that smoke.
3. Start the process by stopping for 1 month first and see the result.
If you can uphold this you should be able to quit

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