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Q: Which chemical in a cigarette causes emphysema?
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How many emphysema cases come from smoking?

Heavy cigarette smoking causes about 80-90% of all emphysema cases


What chemical alteration of the blood stream results from emphysema?

Emphysema causes lower oxygen levels in the blood.


What are the cause of emphysema?

Cigarette smoking, on a chronic long-term basis, is the chief cause of emphysema (COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). There are many other causes, including the various pneumoconioses.


What are the main reasons of emphysema?

Basically cigarette smoking


What effect does cigarette smoking have on your lungs and oxygen delivery and carbon dioxide?

Smoking causes disease and is a slow way to die. The strain of smoking effects on the body often causes years of suffering. Emphysema is an illness that slowly rots your lungs. People with emphysema often get bronchitis again and again, and suffer lung and heart failure. Emphysema makes it difficult to breath and cannot be cured.


Is it more harmful to inhale a pipe tobacco rolled cigarette apose to a cigarette tobacco rolled cigarette?

All types of smoke have tar, which gets into the lungs and causes emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis. The only difference between pipe smoke and cigar/cigarette smoke is that pipe smoke - in my opinion - smells better.


Where can one learn how to smoke safely?

There is never a safe way to smoke a cigarette. Smoking causes a variety of health problems including lung cancer, emphysema, stroke, and bronchitis.


Is emphysema preventable?

In 99% cases it is, as a major risk factor is cigarette smoking.


What is a disease that destroys lung tissue and causes difficulty in breathing?

emphysema


What to expect with emphysema?

The related link below will tell you everything about emphysema, causes and treatment.


Which is the main ingredient of cigarette which cause emphysema and cancer?

its tar because of its sticky property


Causes of emphysema?

The exact causes is still not known but it is believed to be caused by inhalation of polutant. These stuffs cause immune reaction that somehow destroy your alveoli. And/or smoking can cause emphysema, weakening/eating away the thin skin tissue of your lungs.