What does tar do to cilia?

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Cilia are responsible for keeping out foreign substances in your lungs. When you smoke you inhale tar. The tar attaches to the cilia and over time sticks them together and keeps them from doing their job. Thus your lungs can become filled with outside substances such as pollen, dust....

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