I quit smoking 5 days ago, I smoked for 7 years, 5 or 6 cigarretes a day. I made a decision to stop smoking, but I have short of breath... Why?

Airway inflammation. Smoking causes airway inflammation. This can be reversible and/or irreversible . Congratulations on your healthy decision to quit. Your breathing should get better. Follow up with a doctor if it doesn't.

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I've recently quit smoking two months ago. I have shortness of breath daily. I am 31 years old and smoked fifteen years. Will the feeling go away?

Seek another cause. At your age and having stopped smoking (congratulations), you should not be short of breath and your having smoked is not the cause. You need to get a good physical exam focused on your heart as well as your lungs. Read more...
Yes if youre healthy. There are multiple causes of shortness of breath, and smoking may have been a cause. You should gradually increase exercise and stamina by making sure you have good diet and sleep. Other causes include asthma (also can be from smoking), heart problems (less likely in your age) or anxiousness. Great job quitting - stay off. Get medical help if it doesn't improve. Read more...

I quit smoking 6 month ago.4 weeks ago I had pneumonia/pleurisy and blood in my spetum. No more blood/cough/fever. I feel short of breath sometimes. Stil?

Not ususual. Many/most people go through a period of shortness of breath when they quit. The reason is, cigarette smoke is very irritating and smokers cough out phlegm with smoking. When you quit, before you heal, there's a period of continued mucous overproduction but you retain the secretions and obstruct your breathing passages. Meds can help. Time will heal. You've done the right thing. Congratulations! Read more...