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How long could it take to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking?
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In brief: As little as...
...A few days to a week, in a sensitive person.
We pediatricians see it all the time in children exposed to secondhand smoke.

In brief: As little as...
...A few days to a week, in a sensitive person.
We pediatricians see it all the time in children exposed to secondhand smoke.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Depends...
This depends on how many packs a day you smoke as well as number of years smoked.
The best thing you can do to avoid this disease is to quit smoking!

In brief: Depends...
This depends on how many packs a day you smoke as well as number of years smoked.
The best thing you can do to avoid this disease is to quit smoking!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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