The Hush Post | 7:07 pm | One-minute read |
There is no doubt that smoking is extremely injurious to health. However, the number of smokers is increasing day-by-day. And those who have no idea how harmful smoking is for their health, especially lungs- here is a video.
The video shows tar-blackened lungs of a 30-year chain smoker. The footage has sent social media into a spin and has been viewed more than 25 million times. The video is being dubbed the ‘best anti-smoking ad ever’ by social media users.
This is what lungs of a chain smoker look like…?? pic.twitter.com/DJLi5CYUce
— Sci-TechUniverse.com (@scitechuniverse) November 18, 2019
The 52-year-old man was brain dead and his organs were donated at Wuxi People’s Hospital in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province. However Doctor Chen Jingyu and his transplant team rejected the lungs.
The lungs have been heavily blackened due to decades of tobacco residue accumulation, and are far from the pink colour expected from healthy lungs.
Doctor Jingyu said transplanting the lungs would have meant transferring diseases like lung calcification, bullous lung disease and pulmonary emphysema to the receiver.
Using the hashtag ‘jieyan’ – Mandarin for ‘quit smoking’ – Doctor Chen wrote: “Many smokers in this country have lungs which look like this.