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Will Your Body Heal Itself If You Quit Smoking After 30 Years
I am smoking from last 4 years if i quit smoking by now can my body recover the damage caused by it?
Probably: Four years of cigarette smoking typically isn't going to cause a lot of damage to your lungs or anyone else's. The problem is that four can quickly become 40 and then you'll really be sick. Stop smoking now while your lungs are still healthy. Get help from your doctor your friends or family if you need to. ...Read more
Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more
I smoke 6 to 10 cigarette per day from past 4 years.What are it's effect on my body? . Now i want to quit smoking so what should I do?.
Bad effects-stop now: Smoking dramatically increases risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease & cancer. It is probably the worst thing you can do for your health & quitting the best! even 6-10 cigarettes/day is quite hazardous. As soon as you stop your health will start to improve. See www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html & http://www.Whyquit.Com/ & http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm. ...Read more
I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?
Not too late!: Congratulations! our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (ideally organic) will help speed the healing process. A good multivitamin may help as well. Here is a good timetable of the healing process after one quits: http://whyquit.Com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Congratulations!: No one is safe, but you will steadily move from very unsafe (all smokers) to safer with each passing year. There is benefit in lung cancer reduction by quitting even up to 65 years of age. Best never to start. I stupidly smoked and quit @ age 33. Latest data say quit before 35, normal risk of non-smoker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Even if you quit smoking weed for a great number of years, can those smoking events from the past hurt my future child?
Yes: Your child of the future will be impacted by your tacit acceptance of dangerous drug use. Your risk for psychosis symptoms or actual schizophrenia is significantly increased by marijuana use, which then will impact your ability to parent well. This data have been reported in many medical journals, with near universal agreement that late effects of marijuana are significant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some symptoms after you quit smoking? Will you still be able to have lung cancer even after 30 years of not smoking anymore?
Will better: You will thank yourself if you are quitting smoking. You may not do it right away, but you will do it in the future. Your risk for smoking related lung cancer will decrease significantly after 30 years of quitting smoking, although there still be a minimal risk- compared to nonsmoker person. Dont think too much- please quit smoking. Smoking will not do any good to your body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quit smoking 6 months ago after 25 years smoking , my spo2 does sometimes be 93% other times 96% . How long or will my breathing ever improve ?
Yes: This question cannot be answered accurately without knowing your physical condition. However, the longer you go without smoking or abusing your lungs in other ways the more likely that this will occur. The process is likely to be gradual and you may not notice the improvement as it happens, but you will have instances when you can see the improvement. ...Read more
Probably not but...: The more and longer you smoke the greater your risk of cancer. If you quit after 2 years your odds of getting cancer are small and will dramatically decrease. However, if you continue to smoke your risk of cancer will increase with each cigarette you smoke. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm ; www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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