A member asked:

I have been smoking since 17 and now 65. as far as i know i am healthy. i am in the process of quitting. does or will my lungs start to heal?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Yes and yes: http://goo.gl/kkxkn genetics impact on when one develops cancer. Risk of cancer is associated with amount of exposure and duration of exposure. Tobacco exposure is associated with numerous cancers as well as other non-cancer diseases such as heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease. The sooner you quit the better your long term chance of healthy survival.

Answered 12/9/2015

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