Unsettling footage released on a Chinese television station last week shows exactly what smoking does to a person’s lungs.
The clips, which were first aired on Chinese station CCTV, show a close up of the lungs of smokers. The disturbing images show mold-like black spots that are direct effects of cigarette use on the lungs of a person who has smoked for 15 years, and in some other clips, the effects of cigarette use on a person who has smoked for 30 years are even more disturbing.
“In the images, the lung of someone who has smoked for 15 years is covered with large black spots, while the lung of a 30-year smoker is even more of a ghastly sight, where even the inside is covered with cancer causing substances,” the report from ChinaSMACK reads.
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The report also notes that over 80 percent of lung cancer cases are “believed to be caused by long-term smoking or ‘second-hand smoke.’”
The Daily Mail points out that China is reportedly the largest producer of cigarettes in the world, and shockingly, there are more than 300 million smokers in the Asian country.