Graphic video of lungs damaged by black cigarettes sees smokers quitting on the spot
A video posted on TikTok of a smoker’s lungs next to a pair of normal, healthy lungs horrifies some addicts so much that they immediately pledge to quit.
With advertisements, warnings and information available in abundance, everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health and increases the risk of developing many diseases, including cancer. But there is nothing quite like seeing the direct effects for yourself to get the point across.
Tiktok user Kanye South shared the revealing clip on his TikTok page, Kanye.Skillman.
In what appears to be a classroom, in an unknown location, a pair of healthy lungs are swollen. The color is light pink and the organ expands massively as air is pumped through it, almost doubling in size.
In shocking contrast, the camera then shifts to a smoker’s lungs, which are black, with patches of gray and white lines running through them.
The lungs, which appear shrunken, are similarly swollen, but they barely swell in comparison.
South captioned the video, “Healthy lungs vs. smoker’s lungs.” “
The clip, shared on Sunday, has already been watched over nine million times as some people admitted they didn’t realize that smoking makes your organs black.
The graphic video was so visceral that it prompted a few smokers to claim they were planning to quit on the spot.
Ex-smoker Polly wrote: “Guess I was supposed to see this. I smoked for 40 years. Today is the sixth day to quit. Not easy.”
AS confessed: “Smoking a cigarette while watching this. This is the first time in 5 years that I have seriously considered quitting.”
Lordzolton revealed: “I have lived with my die-hard smoker dad for 18 years. I don’t smoke, but I’m afraid my lungs have turned black.”
Liya Violette commented, “I could quit smoking.
“I knew they said smoking made the lungs change color, but I didn’t expect it to be that black, I always thought it was a darker shade of pink,” said Elena Paula.
Smoking is the cause of more than 480,000 deaths each year in America, or nearly one in five of the total, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC said: “Smoking can cause lung disease by damaging your airways and the small air sacs (alveoli) found in your lungs. Lung disease caused by smoking includes COPD, which includes emphysema and bronchitis. chronic.
“Smoking is the cause of most cases of lung cancer. If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger a seizure or make it worse. Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than non-smokers. “
News week contacted the south for comment.