How long after? If you just quit smoking very recently, the wheezing can come from the resultant increase in sputum production that occurs after the bronchial tree's mucociliary elevator starts up again (long story) and as such may stop after several weeks. However, the fear would be that emphysema has already set in, and this wheeze would be permanent, then.
COPD / emphysema. See a doctor who can do a pft (pulmonary function test) . Possibly your pcp, or an allergist or pulmonary specialist can make an accurate diagnosis based on this testing.
No. Wheezing after smoking can be seen in chronic bronchitis and asthma, which can be worsened by tobacco smoking causing inflammation and swelling of the bronchial tubes. Chronic bronchitis involves increased mucus production and bronchial inflammation, and bronchospasm which is not infrequently associated with wheezing. , mainly due to tobacco smoking. Read more...