The Smoker Lung: never to smoke is the motivation
Designed by Dr Nishtha Singh and Dr Sheetu Singh
Smoker a real challenge to a pulmonologist
It is a known fact that smoking causes serious health hazards. Cancer, heart attack, stroke and COPD are among top 25 diseases caused by smoking. COPD kills maximum number of people among all these diseases. Patients suffering from COPD consult a pulmonologist. The basic challenge to a pulmonologist in such cases is to convince them for cessation of smoking.
Smoker Lung can help you
We have designed a device and named it “Smoker Lung” to motivate smokers to stop smoking. It is also useful in motivating nonsmoker adolescents to adopt lifelong non smoking commitment. Use smoker lung to show visual effect of burning of lung by a cigarette.
Working of Smoker Lung
In this model, a rubber bulb represents lungs having inlet or cigarette end and outlet tube or napkin end. When lungs or bulb is pumped manually, air is sucked from one end and passes from other end. The smoke from the cigarette travels the bulb part and comes out from the napkin end. A cigarette is placed at the cigarette end of the Smoker Lung. A white napkin is placed at the napkin end. Now cigarette is ignited. Bulb or lungs of the smoker lungs are pumped. Cigarette burns and emits side stream smoke while main stream smoke comes out from the napkin end. Within 5 minutes full cigarette is burnt. Napkin is removed and it will show a black burnt mark as seen in the picture.
Counseling after demonstration
Smoker Lung depicts in a simple manner the complicated process in which cigarette smoke affects the lungs. Use Smoker Lung in next counseling of a smoker patient or use in school lecture to educate student. When one cigarette burns so much then 10 cigarettes or bidis per day, are sufficient to burn your lungs in couple of years. Make a commitment to stop smoking or never to smoke. It is very easy not to smoke than to quit it.