Smoking damages the flexible air sacs, or alveoli, that help the lungs absorb oxygen and remove carbon dioxide when a person breathes in and out, the American Lung Association states. Damaged air sacs gradually lose flex... More » Health

Smoking mint leaves improves blood circulation and relaxes nerves, says Organic Facts. Smoking peppermint leaves clears the lungs and respiratory passages and can make breathing easier. More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

Within 20 minutes after an individual quits smoking, the body starts to derive benefits, according to Healthline. Heart rate, blood pressure, circulation and many other bodily functions improve. More » Health
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