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How does smoking reduce oxygen in our bodies?

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    When you smoke, the carbon monoxide levels in your body will remain between 4 percent and 8 percent, while the normal amount of CO in a person's blood is around zero to parts per million.

    The short-term effect of smoking is that your heart rate goes faster and you feel shortness of breath.

    Carbon monoxide in the blood leads to the buildup of fat on the walls of your arteries, narrowing the arteries and decreasing the flow of blood. This is known as atherosclerosis, which is a leading cause of heart disease.

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