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Smoking disorder Which chronic respiratory disorder is caused mainly by cigarette smoking?


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Respiratory disorder:

  1. Emphysema is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) caused due to cigarette smoking.
  2. Emphysema is caused mainly due to cigarette smoking.
  3. It is a chronic disorder in which alveolar walls are damaged so the respiratory surface decreases.
  4. In emphysema, the inner walls of the lungs' air sacs (alveoli) are damaged, causing them to eventually rupture.
  5. This creates one larger air space instead of many small ones and reduces the surface area available for gas exchange.
  6. Emphysema is a lung condition that causes shortness of breath.

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