Shocking Video of Lungs Blackened After Decades of Smoking


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Shocking Video: Lungs Blackened After Decades of Smoking

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A shocking video in wide circulation online shows a pair of human Lungs blackened heavily after decades of smoking. So, we wanted to share the video along with the factual incident to spread awareness on dangers of Smoking.

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About the Video of Surgeons Showing Blackened Lungs

The short video shows a small group of medics showing a pair of human lungs – in Charcoal-Black color. Healthy lungs, on the other hand, would be Pink in color. The tar-blackened lungs belong to a chain smoker addicted to smoking for the past three decades. What you see is in fact Tobacco residue clogging up the lungs of a 52-year-old dead man in China.

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Doctors from Wuxi People’s Hospital in Jiangsu, China shared the video viral online after removing the lungs surgically. Note, the blackened lungs look larger than the normal deflated lung postmortem as the surgeons might have inflated them with air or fluid before harvesting for donation. Sharing the video, Lung transplant surgeon Dr. Chen questioned ‘Do you still have the courage to smoke?‘. He also mentioned the importance of quitting Smoking.

The patient was suffering from Pulmonary Emphysema – severely inflamed and expanded Lungs, losing their natural elasticity and causing shortness of breath. Reportedly, the patient smoke a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years. Doctors harvested his organs as the patient previously signed up to donate his organs after death. They were however useless.

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Dr. Chen pointed many smokers in China have lungs looking like them. On the other hand, viewers dubbed the viral video as the ‘best anti-smoking ad ever’.

References:

Doctors Show Charcoal-Black Lungs Of A 52-Year-Old Dead Chain Smoker


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