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Smoking and Tobacco Use

Do lungs heal after you stop smoking?


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February 18, 2008 9:38AM

No, but they will not pull so hard on the leash afterwards.

It is believed that over a period of several years, a lot of the visible damage is repaired - so much of the tar, etc, in the lungs is eventually removed - but it depends on how long you have been smoking for, and how much other damage was done.