These are pictures of what
cigarette smoking does to human tissue, namely lungs, the primary intake
port of the most required substance necessary for life...oxygen.
The human body can live for weeks without food; days without water; but
only a few minutes without oxygen.
Please understand that although these
lungs were removed from deceased smokers, this is how they looked in
those smokers before they died.
The photos (originally slides) have not
been changed or touched up. The lungs have only been sectioned in two
for viewing and analysis.
Normal lungs are red/pink in color,
symmetrical in shape, and have an even, uniformly porous texture.
If you are a long term smoker, and have
been experiencing shortness of breath, coughing spells, lower- or
mid-chest pains, your lungs may now be looking somewhat similar to
Please be patient while these pictures
load. They are worth seeing!
(They take less than a minute each at 28,8.)
These first two pictures contrast healthy
lungs against a cancerous pair.
On the left is a fairly normal pair. The
large, pink item in the lower center between them is the heart.
The areas of the cancerous pair that isn't
black, but yellowish gray, is the cancer. The bulbous knobby tissue are