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I quit smoking.I smoked for 4 years year 1=1-2 a week.Year 2&3=6-7 a day.Year 4=max of 9 a day.Can my lungs return to pink and how long can it take?

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine

In brief: It depends

The party line is that risks from having smoked go back pretty close to baseline after 6 months tobacco free.
This implies the lungs are more or less normal. This would be particularly true at your age. I suggest that patients continue to use a nicotine replacement for at least six months particularly if it helps them feel better.

In brief: It depends

The party line is that risks from having smoked go back pretty close to baseline after 6 months tobacco free.
This implies the lungs are more or less normal. This would be particularly true at your age. I suggest that patients continue to use a nicotine replacement for at least six months particularly if it helps them feel better.
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