Frequently asked questions on important topics / How does smoking affect my risk for respiratory disease?

Frequently asked questions on important topics / Zumba Fitness at Kemps Corner with Frequently asked questions on important topics / Zumba Fitness Instructor ZIN Swetha Jairam
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon
September 25, 2017
Zumba classes at kemps corner
Research Expert Panel Member ZIN Swetha Jairam
 
 

Smoking injures lung tissue and affects the lungs’ ability to fight infections. Tissue damage from smoking can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is sometimes called emphysema. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 90 percent deaths from COPD are caused by smoking.

Smoking also can cause other respiratory diseases, such as chronic bronchitis and pneumonia. Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to have upper and lower respiratory tract infections, perhaps because smoking suppresses immune function. Smokers’ lung function also declines more quickly than that of nonsmokers.

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". . . Swetha has great knowledge of body mechanics, muscle function and is capable of determining the individual abilities of her clients. Her pleasant and positive attitude is a great asset to her willingness to work with her clients at their own levels. She instills confidence and encouragement to make you want to work further and apply yourself more diligently. . . "
Susan D'souza - Student