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Doctor insights on: Is There Any Way To Go In And Clean The Tobacco Out Of My Lungs

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Can lungs exposed to pollution clear the tar and stuff from tobacco smoke as well as on the farm?

Can lungs exposed to pollution clear the tar and stuff from tobacco smoke as well as on the farm?

Can't hurt.: It is known that immediately stopping smoking will add years onto one's lifespan. Depending on the amounts used over time, the lungs will suffer some degree of damage that can not be replaced. Breathing in noxious fumes, such as farm dander, can also be deliterious to the lungs over time. ...Read more

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I smoked ecig (and maybe once week normal tobacco) about8 months not much a day.i have quit.is true that my lungs go back normal. im 18 y.i have astma?

I smoked ecig (and maybe once week normal tobacco) about8 months not much a day.i have quit.is true that my lungs go back normal. im 18 y.i have astma?

They should: With that low of exposure your lungs should return to their baseline. You will still have asthma, but your exacerbations should be less frequent and less severe. Good job making a good decision for your long term health. ...Read more

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What characteristic of tobacco tar makes it stick to lungs?

What characteristic of tobacco tar makes it stick to lungs?

Wrong question: Tobacco is so dangeous that it matters little what is the mechanism. It is slow suicide for many. ...Read more

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Do I have tobacco lungs or asthma?

Do I have tobacco lungs or asthma?

Not sure: If tobacco lungs means chronic bronchitis(copd) your physican can probably test you for whether its asthma or copd. In either case -i kown this is easier said that done- you should quit and quit now!. Wheter bronchitis or asthma tobacco smoking only makes it worse. There are many apps on line for smoking cessation. Look into them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is tobacco smoking harmful to the lungs?

Is tobacco smoking harmful to the lungs?

Very: The lungs lose elasticity over time and smoking greatly speeds this. If you want to enjoy your old age, quit now if you possibly can. The risk of cancer is very real and cancer is even worse than most people have been told. Why make some filthy tobacco company ceo rich? You're smart enough to have found healthtap -- now take charge and do whatever you can to cut down or cease altogether. ...Read more

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Please explain why tobacco causes lung cancer?

Please explain why tobacco causes lung cancer?

It's complicated.: Smoking accounts for the vast majority (but not all) cases of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains many substances (carcinogens) that predispose to cancer. They do this in different ways, like interfering with normal lung cell functions, making them divide more rapidly or die more slowly, or by suppressing the normal immune response to tumors. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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Does marijuana or tobacco do less damage to your lungs?

Does marijuana or tobacco do less damage to your lungs?

Depends: A recent study by the british lung foundation found that just three cannabis joints a day cause the same damage as 20 cigarettes, and when cannabis and tobacco are smoked together, the effects are dramatically worse. They report that the tar from cannabis cigarettes contains 50% more cancer causing carcinogens than tobacco. ...Read more