Why do people who have Quit Smoking for Years sometimes find that they have lung disease? What we know is that up to 50% of EX-Smokers will be diagnosed with lung disease in their lifetime - a very sobering thought. But Knowledge is Power! Knowing what you are facing provides you with the tools to manage the consequences of decades of smoking.
Some people ask if smokers' lungs heal and others assume that either they do or they don't. Like most things, the truth is a combination. Some things do heal quite nicely but like DNA damage, some lung damage is permanent and may take even more decades to become an issue in our lives.
Here is an informative article about lung damage caused by smoking:
Always keep in mind that any time you Quit Smoking you are improving all aspects of your health so it's never too late! Lung disease is progressive and only by quitting smoking can you slow the progression of the disease. Smoking cessation is more powerful than medicines, exercise, diet, or even oxygen therapy!
If you haven't Quit Smoking the sooner the better. If you have Quit, CONGRATULATIONS! Protect your Quit as if your Life depends on it - because it does!