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Little hairs that direct dirt and debris out of system... We have cilia in our nose, lungs, and even our inner ears. Probably other places as well... I'm just not sure where else. The cilia in our inner ear helps us hear.

The cilia (ciliated epithelial cell) helps clean out our lungs and if we smoke our cilia may stop working which means our lungs will get cloged up and you'll find it harder to breath.

Easier: Hairlike structure arranged in tightly packed rows that projects from the surface of some cells.

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