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lung health after smoking

BBC - Future - Why non-smokers are getting lung cancer

Still, as Cancer Research UK puts it : “Air pollution increases the risk of lung cancer but the risk is small for each individual so it’s important to keep this in perspective and not shut yourself away because it’s difficult to avoid some air pollution.”

Smoke screen

Despite the media attention paid to non-smoking-related risks, most non-smokers have a “false sense of safety” about lung cancer – which can make matters worse. If they see lung cancer as unlikely, even when their symptoms are typical they tend not spot them early enough, so they tend to be diagnosed when their cancer is at an advanced stage.

That makes it much more difficult to treat. Within a year of diagnosis, 70% of lung cancer patients whose disease was caught early will still be alive, compared with just 14% of patients whose tumour was already at an advanced stage.

“Anybody who has sinister chest symptoms needs to seek urgent medical advice, especially if these are long-term or not resolved with antibiotics,” Swanton says. In particular, coughing up blood is “a red flag symptom”, whether someone ever has smoked or not.

Some ways to help lung health after smoking cessation?

I've been smoking a pack and a half fo12 years, and my lungs feel trashed. I quit for 1 1/2 years and felt much better but after starting again my breathing scares me worse then before, anyone do any sort of lung exercises or anything to enhance lung


I imagine that any kind of exercise can enhance lung function. Just don't take beta carotene, it actually increases your chances for lung cancer especially if you are/were a smoker.

Timeline of benefits

What many people


Well if you keep not smoking your lung function will improve, but definitely not as much as in a person that never smoked. In order for better improvement you should spend your holidays on mountain, especially mountains with pine forests, and also to


I imagine that any kind of exercise can enhance lung function. Just don't take beta carotene, it actually increases your chances for lung cancer especially if you are/were a smoker.

Timeline of benefits

What many people

Is there a way to heal and clean lungs after smoking?

Hi, I finally quit smoking after 13 years and many failed attempts. I am thirty right now. While I do understand there will always be some residual damage, I was wondering if there were any supplements, herbals, or anything special I could do to repair


As soon as you snuff out that last cigarette, your body will begin a series of physiological changes.
Within 20 minutes: Blood pressure, body temperature and pulse rate will drop to normal.
Within 8 hours: Smokers breath disappears. Carbon


yes they will heal but they will be as good as before


Just by quitting you have improved your lungs already. Start doing some cardio exercise to help with the circulation and to strengthen you lungs and heart muscle.