How Long Your Lungs Take To Clean Themselves After You Quit Smoking?

After you quit smoking how long does it take for your lungs to fully clean thmselves?
BTW i don’t smoke just asking.

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  1. I wrote an essay on this…..
    Once a person ceases smoking, the body immediately starts to cleanse itself of the chemicals contained in tobacco smoking. After twenty minutes, a person’s blood pressure and pulse rate will return to normal. This means immediately the risk of a heart attack is reduced.
    After eight hours the carbon dioxide levels in the blood are halved resulting in enhanced energy levels.
    After twenty four hours all carbon dioxide is eliminated from the body. The lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris that has built up.
    After forty eight hours, nicotine is completely eliminated from the body. A person’s sense of taste and smell is also improved.
    After seventy two hours, the bronchial tubes relax and energy levels increase.
    Between two and twenty one weeks the circulation improves.
    Between three to nine months, coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function is improved by 10%.
    After one year, the risk of having a heart attack falls to about half of that of a smoker.
    After ten years, the risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.
    After fifteen years, the risk of heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked.

  2. Depends, If you smoked for only a little while it will take about 2 years maybe, A guess but if you smoked for a long while then they will never clean them selves out and it’s not cleaning the lungs thats bad
    The hairs get burnt and you can’t take mucus out of your lungs as easily

  3. http://old.ash.org.uk/html/factsheets/ht
    Type into google What happens when I stop smoking
    Fact sheet 11
    It is all up to the individual. If there was not so much money
    being made by tobacco firms & government, there would
    be no cigarettes to smoke

  4. If you look at the statistics of smokers v non smokers, the risk diminishes exponentially, but the final risk is double the risk of a non smoker!

  5. It depends.It may not even be cleaned fully.Even if you quit smoking you still are in the risk of having a stroke,lung cancer etc.

  6. I tell you the Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing But the TRUTH the answer is NEVER the damage is done breathing will get better but your lungs are damaged and will never get 100%

  7. ive stopped smoking now for about 13 years and i still have problems with my breathing i dont think it ever rights itself

  8. Varies…… they may never fully clean themselves.

  9. Probably about 10 years if at all

  10. 10 years

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