How do smokers’ lungs get used to smoke, and can they then handle inhaling all smoke (e.g. fire)?

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How do smokers’ lungs get used to smoke, and can they then handle inhaling all smoke (e.g. fire)?

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The lungs don’t get used to the smoke, it’s just that there’s not a very high concentration of smoke from the cigarette when you breathe in. The bigger thing is that your body recognizes the ash particles / the smoke when you try to breathe it in, and that can force you to cough the first few times, but eventually you get over that.

> and can they then handle inhaling all smoke (e.g. fire)?

Absolutely not. Cigar smoke is very thick and can cause a person to choke hard, and smoke from regular fires is also very thick.

The lungs don’t get used to smoke, they actually get damaged by it. Heavy smokers actually don’t use their full lung capacity to breath due to damage.

Cigarette smoke damages and paralyzes the little hairline bits in your lungs that are normally responsible for pushing foreign objects out. This is a part of why smokers aren’t as bothered by the smoke as someone who isn’t a smoker.