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A 22-year-old member asked:

After quitting smoking, are there vitamins to aid in lung repair?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 20 years experience
Vit C: Increase vitamin c intake. Natural fruits that have high vitamin c are orange juice, kiwis and many others.
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Congratulations!!: Now that you have taken your first steps on the road to a healthier life, your lungs will naturally heal themselves. The best ways you can help them to do this are to continue to not smoke, to eat a good and balanced diet, to sleep well, and to begin an exercise program. The more you do for your overall health, the better able to heal your lungs will be. There are no magic pills.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Quitting smoking, will my lungs repair themselves over time?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 19 years experience
No Butts : Yes, depending on the amount and length exposure (pack years = packs of cigarettes smoked daily divided by the amount of years smoked). Research has shown that lungs of x-smokers are indistinguishable from those of non-smokers 10-15 years after one has quit smoking. The body has the tendency to heal itself.
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