Longest Drag FOLLIES OF TEEN SMOKING

The Longest Drag FOLLIES OF TEEN SMOKING

Longest Drag FOLLIES OF TEEN SMOKING 300x168  Longest Drag FOLLIES OF TEEN SMOKING Our youthful follies have a way of coming back to haunt us, and sometimes the consequences go beyond mere embarrassment. The legacy of teenage smoking, it seems, lingers long after the smoke has cleared.

Examining pulmonary tissue from 143 lung cancer patients, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that the people with the worst DNA damage weren’t necessarily those who’d smoked the longest, but those who began smoking at the youngest age.

All smokers incur genetic damage that may lead to cellular mutations, but quitting allows the body to make some repairs. Unfortunately, smoking while the lungs are still developing appears to permanently hamper the normal processes of cell renewal so that, even decades after quitting, the person is especially vulnerable.

If you smoked in your “immortal” years, let your doctor krow. And be sure to report any chest or lung troubles as soon as they occur

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