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Healing lung damage

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Food as medicine

If you're a smoker, obviously your best protection against lung cancer is to stop smoking.

When you've stopped, or if you've lived with a smoker, what can you do to help heal your lungs? There are things you can do right now to help your lungs heal from smoking. Lungs start to heal almost immediately when you stop. We know that fruits and vegetables contain a lot of antioxidants that prevent the kind of damage that leads to cancer. Foods high in vitamins A and E help a lot.