Most people do not realize how destructive cigarette smoking really is. Some believe that smoking only damages the lungs — as if that isn't bad enough. They have no idea how destructive smoking can be to the cardiovascular system. Many smokers also seem willing to “take chances” that their organs will not be damaged. This assumption is far from reality. With habitual smoking, the lungs and cardiovascular system will be damaged.
Dance of the Cilia explains what happens when “being cool” becomes an addictive illness.
About Don Christensen
For several years, Don Christensen has been an instructor at two community colleges along the Front Range of Colorado. He teaches Anatomy, Physiology, Cadaver Dissection, and Pathophysiology (the study of disease and diagnosis). His constant focus in these disciplines provides considerable opportunity to study — and especially convey to students — the damaging effects of cigarette smoking.
Excerpt from the Book
The cilia play the very important role of removing mucus, debris, toxins, and pathogens from the airways. Cilia are moved or “stroked” in an upward direction. Read more