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I have read several articles about quitting smoking. My

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I have read several articles about quitting smoking. My question is does the tar left behind from smoking ever go away?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  JanelleRPA replied 9 years ago.

Dear *****,

Yes, the tar deposited in the lungs by smoking does go away after quitting. Within a few months the lungs begin to clean themselves. Here is a link where you can read more about the physiologic effects of smoking cessation:

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