Smoker's Health Scare Experiment
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Smoking is typically associated with an increased risk for lung cancer; however, the unhealthy habit is also directly related to progressive lower respiratory conditions, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an irreversible restriction of lung function.

Studies show that up to half of long-term smokers older than age 60 develop COPD, and it has recently surpassed stroke as the third leading cause of death in America.

To demonstrate just how debilitating COPD can be, The Doctors conducts a health scare experiment on an audience member named Merry, who has been smoking for roughly half of her life.


Watch as Merry undergoes a simulation to feel what it’s like to live with COPD. Plus, learn how smoking damages the lungs over time.


Find out if The Doctors' eye-opening health scare experiment will convince Merry to
quit smoking.