Hi there, thanks for asking. Regarding the damage to the lungs by smoking
, we confront with two separate problem: First, the chance of malignancy (cancer) which does not happen much frequently and I hope you never have it. Second, is the formation of fibrotic bands n the lungs and losing the lung capacity. Although each of us lose about 30 ml of out lung capacity in every year, smokers lose up to 80 ml of their lung capacity each year. If it continues for several years, it gradually induces chronic bronchitis
and may also lead to COPD
which is chronic "obstruction" of pulmonary airways. You may cut down your smoking and also use more antioxidants
(like vitamin C
, green tea, etc) to slow down this process. I wish you the best health.