A 46-year-old member asked:
how long does it take for your respiratory system take to recover from a cigarette?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Nicotine: Nicotine metabolizes quickly in the body. Usually within 8 hours, also it depends on the amount someone smokes. The effects of smoking like if someone had copd- reversal of lung function may take 3- 6 months( provided there is not already a structural damage).
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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