We look at how lungs function, and what damage smoking and asthma can do to them, as well as how to protect ourselves from flus, colds and viruses that affect the respiratory system. Photo: Shutterstock

The lungs: how they work, what the coronavirus does to them, and the effects of smoking and asthma

  • Less balloons than buckets of blood strung with air bubbles, the lungs help pull in oxygen, dispel carbon dioxide and play a key role in speech
  • A person can survive on a single lung, provided it is in top condition, but lungs are easily damaged by illnesses and smoking
Topic |   Wellness
We look at how lungs function, and what damage smoking and asthma can do to them, as well as how to protect ourselves from flus, colds and viruses that affect the respiratory system. Photo: Shutterstock
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