how long after you quit smoking do your lungs heal

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

How long is it supposed to it take for your body/lungs to heal after quitting smoking?

6 month

While some parts of the lungs may heal from the damage caused by smoking, much of the damage is permanent and will leave smokers (and quitters) at an increased risk for a range of health problems.
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Dr. Philip Gilly answered:

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

Many benefits ...

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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?
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Was wondering if I quit smoking weed now will my teeth and lungs heal ?

Cannabis

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I don't know what your lung condition is. Tobacco is a respiratory irritant - so stopping it's use is a step in the right direction. Regarding your teeth- that really will depend on what condition they are in.
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How long is it supposed to it take for your lungs to heal from smoking?

Soon

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once the swelling is gone. about a week.See your personal Provider for further evaluation.
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How long will your lungs take to clean themselves after you quit smoking?

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It varies, but way take any chances, it is best to quit right now!
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After you quit smoking how long does it take for your lungs to fully clean up?

Tremendous Incentive

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After one year off cigarettes, your cardiac risk decreases is less than 1/2 of smoker, 5 years risk of cva decreases, 10 yrs, risk of lung cancer drops to 30 to 50% and 15 yrs, cardiac risk is same as if never smoked. Your lungs will never fully clean themselves as you say but your overall health will be greatly improved.
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Dr. Robert S. Fink answered:

Can someone tell me how long will it take the lungs to heal once someone quits smoking?

Up to 5 years

The lungs will start to cleanse themselves of tar and nicotine the day you stop smoking. The increased cancer risk from smoking does not go away for up to 5 years. Most people will feel they can breathe better within 2-4 months of quitting smoking.
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Dr. Milton Mintz answered:

I quit smoking for two years now I smoked a pack a day for 18 years by quiting can my lungs heal?

some damage done

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don't ever make it worse by more smoking
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I recently quit smoking and i have already notice an improvement. how long does it take lungs to repair?

Depends

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on how long and how heavy you were smoking, as well as individual susceptibility to damage, which varies considerably. Some people smoke heavily and do relatively little damage, others smoke much less and get a great deal of damage. In general, the lungs clean themselves out in 3 months or so.
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The doctors have always said that my lungs would heal back up once I finally quit smoking and I did. Is what the doctor said not true then???

The fire is out

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Now you need to rebuild. Stopping smoking is like putting out a house fire. The house is still burned, and some of it can be rebuilt. That takes months to years depending upon how you measure lung function. Some damage cannot be undone, but it can definitely be worse if you keep smoking. Congrats on accomplishing the single best thing you could to improve your short and long term health.
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