McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Smoking and Its Consequences

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— Videos by Branson Chen, Jaipaul Dhaliwal, Pavithra Parthasarathy, Rod Rodjanapiches and Mark Tenn

  • History of smoking

  • History, causes and symptoms
    of emphysema and chronic bronchitis

Part 1: History of smoking

Describes the prevalence of cigarette smoking throughout the centuries, incidence of lung cancer and its link to smoking, the effect of the amount smoked, composition of cigarette smoke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Part 2: History, causes and symptoms of emphysema and chronic bronchitis

Presents an in-depth analysis of the history, causes and symptoms of emphysema and chronic bronchitis — two examples of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.