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Does smoking cause swelling in your lungs?

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Yes. And along with the harm smoking does to your genes, it makes cancer even more likely. Still other chemicals in tobacco smoke keep your body from fixing the broken genes.

SOURCES:

NIH, National Cancer Institute: “Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting,” “Secondhand Smoke and Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “How Smoking Causes Cancer.”

American Lung Association: “Lung Cancer Fact Sheet.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “How Does Cigarette Smoke Cause Lung Cancer?”

CDC: “What Are the Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?” “Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cigarettes, Cigars and Vaping: Which Habit Puts You Most at Risk?”

KidsHealth: “E-Cigarettes.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “E-Cigarette Vapors, Flavorings, Trigger Lung Cell Stress.”

American Cancer Society: “Small Cell Lung Cancer Risk Factors.”

HelpGuide.org: “How to Quit Smoking.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

NIH, National Cancer Institute: “Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting,” “Secondhand Smoke and Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “How Smoking Causes Cancer.”

American Lung Association: “Lung Cancer Fact Sheet.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “How Does Cigarette Smoke Cause Lung Cancer?”

CDC: “What Are the Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?” “Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cigarettes, Cigars and Vaping: Which Habit Puts You Most at Risk?”

KidsHealth: “E-Cigarettes.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “E-Cigarette Vapors, Flavorings, Trigger Lung Cell Stress.”

American Cancer Society: “Small Cell Lung Cancer Risk Factors.”

HelpGuide.org: “How to Quit Smoking.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on July 11, 2017

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