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Ex-smokers are not free from long-term lung damage

In the journals People who quit smoking decades ago are still at risk for lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online Oct. 9, 2019, by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Researchers looked at lung capacity the amount of air in your lungs after taking a deep breath among more than 25,000 people and analyzed the results based on whether the individuals smoked, had quit smoking, or had…

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