Shocking pictures show the BLACK lungs of a 52-year-old chain smoker who pushed a pack a day for 30 years
- WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: the lungs had turned black, the pictures showed
- Doctors from Wuxi People's Hospital in Jiangsu, China, surgically removed them
- The video has been viewed more than 25 million times and called "the best anti-smoking ad ever"
Shocking images show tar-colored lungs from a chain smoker who was connected to the killer habit for 30 years.
Instead of being a fresh pink, they were carbon colored and extremely inflamed from the decades of tobacco residue that stopped them.
Doctors from Wuxi People's Hospital in Jiangsu, China, extracted the organs after the 52-year-old man, who had several lung diseases, died.
The video, recorded by surgeons, has been viewed more than 25 million times on social media, with users dubbing the "best anti-smoking ad ever".
It was uploaded by the hospital with the caption: "Do you still have the courage to smoke?"
Doctors show tar-black lungs after removing them from a 52-year-old man who has been a chain smoker for 30 years
The patient had registered to donate their organs after death, but doctors quickly realized that they could not use them.
Dr. Chen, a lung transplant surgeon and also 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 shortly thereafter.
"Initial oxygenation index tests were okay, but when we harvested the organs we realized we couldn't use them.
"We Chinese love to smoke. It would be impractical to say that we would not accept the lungs of all smokers, but there are strict standards.
& # 39;[We would accept] Lungs from people under 60 who have recently died, minor infections in the lungs and relatively clean X-rays are also acceptable. If the above conditions are met, we would consider transplanting the lungs. & # 39;
Doctors from Wuxi People's Hospital in Jiangsu, China, filmed and extracted the organs after the 52-year-old man was killed by several lung diseases
The video has been viewed more than 25 million times on Twitter, with users dubbing the "best anti-smoking ad ever".
"SMOKING MUST BE STUMPED OUT 2030"
The Government will endeavor to stop smoking in England by 2030 as part of a series of measures to address preventive ill health.
Its Green Paper, released in July, said more needs to be done to improve public health.
The essay was: "Thanks to our overall efforts to smoke, we now have one of the lowest smoking rates in Europe.
"But for the 14 percent of adults who still smoke, that is the biggest health risk.
Smokers are disproportionately located in areas with major deprivation. In Blackpool, one of four pregnant women smokes. In Westminster, it's one of 50. "
The proposal proposes an offer to stop smoking for all cigarette users admitted to NHS hospitals.
It said it wants to reduce the smoking rate to 12 percent by 2022 and to zero by 2030.
"This includes an industry ultimatum to make smoked tobacco obsolete by 2030," the paper added, "with smokers quitting or moving to products at reduced risk like e-cigarettes."
Professor Peter Openshaw, from the National Heart and Lung Institute, said the patient had suffered from pulmonary emphysema.
It causes the organs to become severely inflamed and expand and causes them to suffer from breath.
He said doctors may also have inflated their lungs with air or fluid before harvesting them for donation.
This makes them look much bigger than the usual blown out lung mortem, he explained.
Dr. Chen uploaded the clip to social media with the hashtag & # 39; jieyan & # 39; – Mandarin for & # 39; quit smoking & # 39 ;.
He wrote: "Many smokers in this country have lungs that look like this.
"Our team decided to reject these lungs for transplantation. If you are a heavy smoker, your lungs may not be accepted even if you choose to donate them after death.
"Look at those lungs – do you still have the courage to smoke?"
According to a China study from China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 350 million adults (27 percent) are smokers.
In England, one in seven adults now smoke tobacco – about 5.9 million people, up from 7.7 million in 2011, when the figure was closer to one in five.
Smoking is the biggest avoidable cause of cancer and is known to produce chemicals that cause at least 15 different forms of the disease.
Evidence shows that it causes about 70 percent of all cases of lung cancer, which have the highest number of deaths from any form 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 when smoking becomes a habit.
Smoking kills 1.2 million people each year and people who do it are twice as likely to have a heart attack and up to 30 times more likely to have lung cancer.