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What is emphysema ?
Emphysema is a condition in which
smokers airways have been so
damaged by the irritating effect of
cigarette smoke, that they must
regularly breath oxygen from a
machine in order to carry on with daily
activities. This means they are
restricted in what they are able to do.…read more

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Effect of smoking on the lungs
One effect of smoke is
that it slowly breaks
down the walls of the
alveoli, leaving large
spaces in the lungs.
One of these enzymes
target the elastic tissue
in the lungs. This
reduces the ability of the
lungs to recoil after
breathing in as they are
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