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Is it ok to smoke again after my collapsed lung heals?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Smoking can exacerbate any underlying lung disorders.

In brief: No

Smoking can exacerbate any underlying lung disorders.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Smoking raises the risk for getting a collapsed lung.
Some articles say the risk is 20 times higher than that of a non-smoker. A person is more likely to get another pneumothorax if he already had one. Some articles say 25% to 50% of people will get a second pneumothorax after the first one. Putting these two risks together, one can see why smoking would be a bad idea!

In brief: No

Smoking raises the risk for getting a collapsed lung.
Some articles say the risk is 20 times higher than that of a non-smoker. A person is more likely to get another pneumothorax if he already had one. Some articles say 25% to 50% of people will get a second pneumothorax after the first one. Putting these two risks together, one can see why smoking would be a bad idea!
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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