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How do you detox your lungs from exposure to cigarette smoke?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice
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In brief: Stop exposing them

The good news: a few hours after you stop breathing smoke, your body starts healing from its damaging effects.
Heart rate drops. Carbon monoxide levels drop to normal. In a few weeks, your lungs work better. Within a year, your risk for heart disease is half what it was. Withing 15 years, you have no greater risk for respiratory cancers than a non smoker.

In brief: Stop exposing them

The good news: a few hours after you stop breathing smoke, your body starts healing from its damaging effects.
Heart rate drops. Carbon monoxide levels drop to normal. In a few weeks, your lungs work better. Within a year, your risk for heart disease is half what it was. Withing 15 years, you have no greater risk for respiratory cancers than a non smoker.
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