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Problems of Smoking and the Aviator

  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Nicotine
  • Tar
  • Smoke
  • Cancer Producing Substances


Caricature of pilot smoking in plane


As it was I did have some lung damage and the anesthesiologist said

if I'd been a heavy smoker I never would have survived those 36 operations some of which were five hours long. I had quit smoking about 20 years earlier and had a chance to get some of that crud out of my lungs.