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JessNess JessNess 9 years
Butrfly- when I said it doesnt matter I was talking about the 15 year grace period. Most people who clear that 15 years will not get lung cancer but some go past it and still get cancer. So saying it doesnt matter was me basically saying that sometimes no matter how long you quit smoking and your lungs heal you still get it. Sorry for the confusion
Surabhi Surabhi 9 years
Wouldn't a smoker's lungs look a little blacker though? That was the very first thing I thought of when he coughed them up! Actually I used to be a regular smoker, for about 4 years. Now I only have about 3 or 4 drags, a couple of times, but only once a week (for the last 3 years, after nothing for 3 years before that/after quiting). If I have more drags, which I certainly try to do, I end up throwing up every time...my body won't get past that threshold now, which is kind of nice because it lets me smoke a little socially and actually catch a little buzz too. But the pink look of those lungs coming out of that smoker also could make someone like me think that just doing it a little isn't causing damage, when it probably is.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
Yeah, made me say "ew" but I got the message. I wouldn't say "it doesn't really matter." Quitting now is always better prevention than not quitting at all. That's very sad about your grandma, but that's not always the case.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
If you are a regular smoker and quit the usual grace period for your lungs to heal and for the risk of lung cancer to be low or completely gone is 15 years. That is such a long time. My grandmother had stopped smoking for 17 years when she got lung cancer and died- so sometimes it really doesnt matter. Did you know if smoking never existed then there would be no lung cancer (well minus the occasional asbestos case). Smoking really is the only cause of lung cancer. Imagine how many people would be alive today if smoking was never around
rubialala rubialala 9 years
Wow, that's gross, but also very powerful.
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