He smoked a pack a day and his lungs became black -as charred-, showing the harmful effects of tobacco on the elasticity of the lungs.
In a video, this nurse compares the functioning of the lungs of healthy donors and a patient.
One packet a day for twenty years
The missing patient had been smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for twenty years. During his “test”, the nurse demonstrates during an air insufflation test at the pump, that the diseased lungs deflate instantly after being filled with air due to the lack of elasticity of the membranes.
An experiment that allows science to understand the problem of breathlessness that smokers often face.
In the video, the message is clear and direct: “Do you still want to smoke?”
In France, COPD kills 17,000 people and in 8 out of 10 cases, tobacco is the main culprit.
Watch the video below