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Smoking and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)

Smoking and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder)

Overview

Cigarettes contain many hazardous substances that damage the lung when inhaled, including tar nicotine, carbon monoxide, and cyanide. Long-term exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and/or repeated respiratory infections also can increase a person's risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Update Date 5/1/2011