How One Single Cigarette Can Damage Your Lungs: Video Demonstration


lungs after smoking one cigarette

What happens to your lungs after smoking one cigarette? This video will show you that in a creative, quick and “simplified way”. Simple but yet effective, this experiment will demonstrate you how terrible the consequences can be after smoking just one single cigarette – imagine a full pack.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis, heart disease, pregnancy-related problems, and many other serious health problems.”

Some figures?

  • Each day, more than 3,200 people under 18 smoke their first cigarette.
  • More than 16 million people already have at least one disease from smoking.
  • More than 20 million Americans have died because of smoking since 1964.
  • 8.6 million people live with a serious illness caused by smoking.
  • On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than non-smokers.
  • An estimated 88 million non-smoking Americans, including 54% of children aged 3–11 years, are exposed to second-hand smoke.
  • Each year, primarily because of exposure to second-hand smoke, an estimated 3,000 non-smoking Americans die of lung cancer.
  • More than 100,000 of the smoking-caused deaths over the last 50 years were of babies who died from SIDS.
  • Fortunately, from 1964 to 2014, the proportion of adult smokers declined from 42.0% to 18.0%.

The list continues…and only referred to the USA, imagine to the whole world.

In front of this scenario, we should never get tired of promoting good health habits, showing how destructive smoking is. Many graphics and videos have been created so far and this is one of them. Enjoy it, live wisely and share it with everyone: life and health are a serious stuff.


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