A 29-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for the lungs to regain normal functioning and cleanse itself after quitting 8 pack-years of smoking?

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Dr. Ralph White
51 years experience
weeks: Bronchial inflammation and increased mucus production should return to normal in 1-2 mo. Bronchospasm from smoke irritation should also be much better after a couple of weeks. Frequently nasal congestion and post nasal drainage clear in 2-3 weeks.
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