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How can smoking affect my breathing, lungs, and muscles?

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Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 20 years experience
Many ways: Smoking can lead to chronic inflammation in your lungs which can be a cause of COPD ( emphysema, chronic bronchitis) other risks include lung cancer, oropharyngeal cancer. Carbon monoxide inhalation from cigarette smoke can lead to muscle weakness as well.

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