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How do cigarettes affect the body? - Krishna Sudhir

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Cigarettes aren’t good for us. That’s hardly news -- we’ve known about the dangers of smoking for decades. But how exactly do cigarettes harm us, and can our bodies recover if we stop? Krishna Sudhir details what happens when we smoke -- and when we quit.

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  • Educator Krishna Sudhir
  • Director Franz Palomares
  • Designer Tara Sunil Thomas
  • Illustrator Tara Sunil Thomas
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt

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To learn more about the effects of smoking on the respiratory system, click here.

This article from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute explains how smoking affects the heart and blood vessels.

Click here to find in-depth information on smoking cessation, including strategies on how to quit.

This video by the educator also provides information on the cessation of smoking.

Check out this brief review of nicotine replacement therapy.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Krishna Sudhir
  • Director Franz Palomares
  • Designer Tara Sunil Thomas
  • Illustrator Tara Sunil Thomas
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt

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