Shocking footage shows the lung of a 52-year-old smoker who smacks pouches a day for 30 years
- WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: The lungs turn black, the video shows
- Doctors from the Wuxi People's Hospital in Jiangsu, China, appointed them
- The video was watched more than 25 million times and was dubbed 'the best anti-smoking advertisement ever'
Surprising recordings show blackened lungs of chain smokers connected with 30 years of killing habits.
Instead of being a healthy pink, they are charcoal-colored and are very inflamed from the tobacco residue that clogs them up.
Doctors from the Wuxi People's Hospital in Jiangsu, China, extracted organs after a 52-year-old man, who suffered from several lung diseases, died.
The video, recorded by a surgeon, has been viewed more than 25 million times on social media, with users dubbing it as the 'best anti-smoking advertisement ever'.
It was uploaded by the hospital with the words: "Do you still dare to smoke?"
Medics showed off blackened lungs after removing them from a 52-year-old man who had been a heavy smoker for 30 years.
Patients had registered to donate their organs after death, but medical staff soon realized that they would not be able to use them.
Dr Chen, a lung transplant surgeon and vice president of the facility, led the operation.
He said: "The patient did not undergo a CT scan before his death. He was declared brain dead, and his lungs were donated soon afterwards.
"The initial oxygenation index test was fine, but when we removed the organ, we realized that we would not be able to use it.
"We Chinese love smoking. It is impractical to say that we will not accept the lungs of all smokers, but there are strict standards.
& # 39;[We would accept] the lungs of people under 60 who have recently died, mild infections in the lungs and relatively clean X-rays are also acceptable. If the above conditions are met, we will consider a lung transplant. & # 39;
Doctors from the Wuxi People's Hospital in Jiangsu, China, were filmed extracting organs after the 52-year-old man was killed due to various lung diseases.
This video has been watched more than 25 million times on Twitter, and users call it the 'best anti-smoking advertisement'.
'SMOKING MUST BE TAKEN BY 2030'
The government will aim to stop smoking in the UK by 2030 as part of a series of measures to address health that cannot be prevented.
The green paper, released in July, says there is still much to be done to improve public health.
The newspaper read: 'Thanks to our joint efforts in smoking, we now have one of the lowest smoking rates in Europe.
However, for 14 percent of adults who still smoke, that is a major risk to health.
Smokers are disproportionately located in areas with high levels of deficiency. In Blackpool, one in four pregnant women smoke. At Westminster, this is one in 50. & # 39;
The proposed paper offers smoking cessation assistance for all cigarette users treated at NHS hospitals.
It is said to want to reduce smoking rates to 12 percent by 2022 and to zero by 2030.
'This includes an ultimatum for the industry to make tobacco smoke obsolete by 2030,' write the newspaper, 'with smokers who quit or move to reduced risk products such as electronic cigarettes.'
Professor Peter openshaw, from the National Heart and Lung Institute, said patients suffer from pulmonary emphysema.
This causes the organs to become very inflamed and swollen, and makes sufferers short of breath.
He said that medics might also inflate the lungs with air or liquid before harvesting for donations.
This makes them look much bigger than normal postmortem lungs, he explained.
Dr Chen uploaded the clip to social media with hashtag & # 39; jieyan & # 39; – Mandarin for 'stop smoking'.
He wrote: 'Many smokers in this country have lungs that look like this.
'Our team decided to reject this lung for transplantation. If you are a heavy smoker, your lungs may not be accepted even if you choose to donate after death.
"Look at these lungs – do you still dare to smoke?"
According to a 2018 study by the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 350 million adults (27 percent) are smokers.
In Britain, one in seven adults now smoke tobacco – around 5.9 million people, down from 7.7 million in 2011, when that number is close to one in five.
Smoking is the biggest cause of cancer that can be avoided and is known to produce chemicals that cause at least 15 different forms of the disease.
Evidence shows it causes about 70 percent of all cases of lung cancer, which has the highest number of deaths of all types of cancer.
People are attracted to smoking because nicotine can make them feel good, but it is easy to become addicted and very difficult to quit once smoking becomes a habit.
Smoking kills 1.2 million people every year and people who do it are twice as likely to have a heart attack and 30 times more likely to get lung cancer.