The reasons for quitting
The greatest impact on the lungs is smoking is the damage done to them in the cilia. Cilia are tiny bumps, like hairs, which are in the lungs and respiratory tract that move back and forth when you breathe, to keep foreign matter or contamination outside. The images, taken by a scanning electron microscope, showing cilia in healthy lungs. When you smoke, these little bumps are destroyed and can not protect you from pollutants and infections that you inhale. They also help you get rid of mucus in the lungs. Without these, many smokers develop a chronic cough, which tries to get rid of mucus in the lungs function normally fulfilled cilia.
After 72 hours
If you smoke, there is good news. The human body is a healing machine. If you quit when you’re healthy, your body can heal all or almost all the evil that has caused you this habit. Within 72 hours of being left, your lungs begin to heal themselves and probably breathe easier and better, as the bronchial tubes begin to relax.
Two weeks to nine months
Between two weeks and three months after leaving smoking, your circulation improves and your lung function increases by 30%. Its role will continue to improve up to 9 months because the cilia grow back. At 9 months, the smoking-related cough, congestion and shortness of breath should have diminished or disappeared. Continue reading “Lungs recover after quitting smoking?”