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What is the effects of quitting smoking?

what happenes to our bodies after 6 months of not smoking????? what happenes to our bodies after 6 months of not smoking?????
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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I've been told by my Dad's physician that the active disease process (COPD, Asthma, etc) could actually reverse itself. That's why doctors encourage quitting because it can improve your health. It's never too late to stop, unless you're already dead.
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