A 48-year-old member asked:
For how long will it take to recover from second hand smoke exposure?
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Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Tobacco smoke: We all slowly lose lung function as we grow older, typically most non-smokers will die with greater than 80% of their lung function. Smokers lose lung function at a faster rate. If they stop, the rate of decline typically slows to the same rate as non-smokers. Most people do not experience activity limitations until they have less than 80% capacity.
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Last updated Jul 4, 2017
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