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Childhood Secondhand Smoke Exposure can Lead to Adult Emphysema

Monday, February 08, 2010 by: Kim Evans
Tags: secondhand smoke, emphysema, health news

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(NewsTarget) Columbia researchers just found that people exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke early in life showed emphysema-like changes in their lungs in adulthood and had a higher risk of having emphysema. This isn't surprising because the effects of toxic substances inside the body will undoubtedly affect you even years after exposure - largely because the body isn't fully capable of removing all of the toxic chemicals we're regularly exposed to. This includes, but certainly isn't limited to, cigarette smoke.

Doctors regularly maintain that the body is fully capable of removing all of the toxins that people regularly take in. However, if this was the case these people likely wouldn't have had problems from early cigarette exposure years later in life - as the body is constantly regenerating itself. It's estimated that the lungs are completely rebuilt each and every year, and without the cause still in place the lungs most likely would have repaired themselves by adulthood.

The participants were 45 - 84 years old and weren't smokers. Using a CT scan, researchers looked into the lungs of those who lived with a habitually smoking parent and compared them to the lungs of other non-smokers who weren't exposed to cigarette smoke from parents.

If you've already been exposed to secondhand smoke, or are or have been a smoker, some of the most obvious things you can do are quit (if you smoke) and begin detoxifying your body to remove the contamination. If you've been a heavy smoker, it can take a bit of work and the reason why is apparent when you understand that each year of smoking over a pack a day leaves 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds of tar inside your body. Plus, you'll have been exposed to hundreds of chemical poisons including ammonia, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide, and the heavy metal cadmium.

Most people don't know it, but the easiest way to quit smoking is to use detoxification methods. This is because it's the cigarette's chemicals inside your body that are causing your cravings - and your dependency - so by removing those chemicals, you can free yourself from the addictive trap. You'll likely also free yourself from quite a bit of chronic disease too. For an easy detoxification program to quit smoking, see here.

If you're wondering why you should bother, know that fifty percent of regular smokers die from smoking and that 400,000 Americans die each year from tobacco use. On top of that, millions more suffer chronic diseases from current or past smoking. If you thought smoking was expensive, be sure and add in the cost of treatments and remember to include the high cost of your pain and suffering too.

So, have a look at a small number of the diseases caused by smoking: emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, artery problems, many different cancers, respiratory problems, erectile dysfunction, vision problems, infertility, fetal growth retardation and wrinkles. Pick any two and imagine yourself with them. Then decide if that's what you want for yourself or your children, if you have them.

More:
http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/ab...
http://www.healthnews.com/medical-updates/em...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-12...
http://oralcancerfoundation.org/tobacco/type...
http://www.acsh.org/healthissues/newsID.832/...
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_advice/fac...


About the author

Kim Evans is a natural health writer and author of Cleaning Up! The Ultimate Body Cleanse. Cleaning Up! offers deep cleansing and using methods in this book, people have gotten rid of dozens of different types of health problems, as well as just losing excess weight, thinking more clearly, and feeling better.

Kim's next book chronicles events in her life that happen to match patterns in the Bible. She's also found three places in the Bible that tell us its about these patterns and even asking you to match them.
Here's a little from the upcoming book...
In Isaiah 22:20, it says, "And it must occur in that day that I will call my servant, namely Eliakim." But, because these prophecies are cryptic and they aren't meant to be understood until they are understood, it's only the last three letters.
A few lines later, it says, "From the land of Kittim it has been revealed to them."
Here, you just take out any three middle letters, and again, it's the name of the person bringing you this message, or the sacred secret of the prophecy. Actually, if you take those two passages, Kim is about the only name you can get from both of them.
In Numbers 1:1 1:18, it's talking about "the family" and mentions Pagiel. It also twice mentions February 1st, (Kim's birthday) and then says that the youngest is 20 years old. Kim's little sister Paige is currently 20 years old.
In Chronicles 1 11:20 it mentions the brother of Joab and then in the same sentence uses the word brandishing. Kim's middle name is Jo and her older sister's name is Brandi. There are other patterns to her sisters too but these sort of mention them by name.
Of course, it helps if you know that there is a magical spiritual reality available that comes deep cleansing and often major dietary upgrades. It's also why Jesus was teaching the same thing, if you find his teachings in the Essene Gospel of Peace. In this text, he even says things like, "You'll never see the father unless you clean your colon." But, this is paraphrased...
In the Bible Jesus says things more like, happy are those who wash their robes, as they can enter the tree of life. The tree of life is elsewhere explained as God's paradise. He also said, first clean the inside of the cup and then the outside will also be clean.
Kim's book Cleaning Up! is here http://www.cleaningupcleanse.com. You can also preorder The Sacred Prophecies Have Been Fulfilled
here. It shouldn't be long.


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