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General : Will lungs ever look better?  
     
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 Message 1 of 9 in Discussion 
From: Joel  (Original Message)Sent: 12/29/2005 10:18 PM
Hello Joel
 
First I want to thank you for putting this site together.  I had my first look tonight and plan to read all of it.
I saw pictures of lungs, normal city dwellers and smokers.  I have a question.If a smoker quits,will their lungs ever go back to anywhere near where they once were?  Thank you.
 
Carolyn


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From: JoelSent: 12/29/2005 10:19 PM
Hello Carolyn:
 
Much of the discoloration of the lung will remain, although the chemicals deposited do start to lose their potency. Where the real benefit of quitting can be seen is at the cellular level. While the underlying tissue remains discolored and destroyed, the lining tissue of the bronchus does in fact return to normal and is cleared out. While this may not look impressive to the naked eye, it is of great importance--for this is the tissue where the vast majority of lung cancers actually occur. That is why quitting smoking and allowing this tissue to regenerate plays such a paramount factor in reducing the risks of developing lung cancer.
 
The article Smoking's Impact on the Lungs explores this issue--again at a macro and microscopic level.
 
Read that article and if you then have any follow-up questions feel free to get back in touch.
 
Joel

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From: JoelSent: 12/29/2005 10:20 PM
Thank you, Joel.  I quit 1 month and 3 days ago and feel fantaastic.  I smoked for 20 years and when I saw the pictures I thought all was lost for me.  Thank you for your prompt reply, I feel a lot better.
 
Carolyn

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From: JoelSent: 2/13/2006 9:56 PM
I quit smoking and today (one week) I'm not smoking, i was wondering if my lungs will ever return to pink and healthy as before i started smoking.

I know in my heart i'm finished with smoking and the smell and cost, i love your site and alll the great information available to people today about not smoking, it's just not worth losing your life or a lung.

Thank you
Mickie

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From: JoelSent: 5/4/2007 1:56 PM
This is probably the most often asked question I get via email to the AskJoel site. Since I started this thread I have made a number of new videos that covers this topic. Here are links to the videos that discuss smoking's impact on the lungs and the repairs that occur after a person quits.
 

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See how smoking destroys the lungs<o:p></o:p>

1.55mb<o:p></o:p>

4.59mb<o:p></o:p>

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The Palmolive bottle demonstration<o:p></o:p>

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19.1mb<o:p></o:p>

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07:45<o:p></o:p>

10/11/06<o:p></o:p>

Learning how to inhale<o:p></o:p>

1.70mb<o:p></o:p>

16.8mb<o:p></o:p>

0.69mb<o:p></o:p>

04:38<o:p></o:p>

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The Palmolive bottle demonstration<o:p></o:p>

2.84mb<o:p></o:p>

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Lung cancer<o:p></o:p>

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(1 recommendation so far) Message 6 of 9 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameJaca_YessSent: 5/24/2007 7:16 PM
I MUST say I'm so grateful to Joel.I would like to write more but it's not topik about that.I quit at 10th of this mounth after 11 years of smoking.Now I'm on bike every day for 4_5 hours and now I can bread like never before.Before quit I was in pain,slow hard speaker......
Thank you!
 
P.S sorry for my english!

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From: JoelSent: 7/16/2007 1:09 PM
This is probably the most often asked question I get via email to the AskJoel site. Since I started this thread I have made a number of new videos that covers this topic. Here are links to the videos that discuss smoking's impact on the lungs and the repairs that occur after a person quits.
 

Video Title

Dial-Up

HS/BB

Audio

Length

Added

See how smoking destroys the lungs

1.55mb

4.59mb

 

04:13

11/27/06

The Palmolive bottle demonstration

2.84mb

19.1mb

1.15mb

07:45

10/11/06

Learning how to inhale

1.70mb

16.8mb

0.69mb

04:38

10/02/06

The Palmolive bottle demonstration

2.84mb

19.1mb

1.15mb

07:45

10/11/06

Lung cancer

3.04mb

6.55mb

 

18:48

11/05/06


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From: JoelSent: 7/8/2008 4:20 PM
 
 
Video Title Dial Up High Speed   MP3 Audio Length Created
The Palmolive bottle demonstration 2.84mb 19.1mb 3.55mb 07:45 10/11/06
Lung cancer 3.04mb 6.55mb   8.58mb 18:48 11/05/06
See how smoking destroys the lungs 1.55mb 4.59mb   1.87mb 04:13 11/27/06
 Learning How to Inhale1.70mb  1.70mb  16.8mb  2.10mb  04:38  10/02/06

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