A nursing student from a college in North Carolina, recorded a video in one of the hospitals showing the lungs of two people – a healthy one and one who regularly smokes a cigarette. Students show what they look like when trying to fill them with air.
Both films are impressive. Not surprisingly, it has already been shared over half a million times. The author herself added a suggestive comment: “The lungs of a man with cancer who smoked one packet of cigarettes for 20 years, versus the lungs of a healthy man. Do you still want to smoke?”
Darker lungs belong to a regular smoker. Next to the completely different – correctly – behaving red lungs of a person who did not smoke in life.
The effects of smoking are not immediate and often show up after many years. For this reason, many smokers underestimate the dangers of this addiction. Unfortunately, lung cancer is one of the most common neoplasms in our country, affecting around 22,000 people a year.
According to the “Newsweek” report, men constitute the most numerous group of smokers in Poland as much as 31 percent, while the percentage of female smokers is only 18 percent. However, with the growing number of nicotine-dependent women, especially young women, the incidence of this type of cancer is also increasing among them.