Smoking Causes More Than Cancer—You’ll Want To Quit Once You Learn More

September 29, 2017


2. Harder To Breathe


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an umbrella term for chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD is the number three killer in the country and can be directly linked to smoking. Studies have shown that smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood and teenage years slow lung development and increases the risk of developing COPD as you age.

The lungs aren’t the only major organ system affected by smoking, either…

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