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how long does it take to get healthy lungs after you quit smoking?

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Dr. Philip Gilly
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many benefits ...: Benefits to giving up smoking: within 20 mins, blood pressure and heart rate decrease; within 12 hrs, carbon monoxide blood levels normalize; within 48 hrs, the sense of smell and taste start recovering; within 3 mos, circulation and lung function improve; within 9 mos, there is less coughing and shortness of breath; within 1 yr, the risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half. Need i say more?
Answered on Jan 27, 2020
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