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A 21-year-old female asked:

I quit smoking 5 days ago, i smoked for 7 years, 5 or 6 cigarretes a day. i made a decision to stop smoking, but i have short of breath... why ?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 31 years experience
Airway inflammation: Smoking causes airway inflammation. This can be reversible and/or irreversible . Congratulations on your healthy decision to quit. Your breathing should get better. Follow up with a doctor if it doesn't.
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