How To Detoxify Your Lungs After Quitting Smoking?


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Curejoy Expert James Dudley Explains:

There is absolutely no doubt with regards to the ill effects of smoking on lungs and your overall health. Most of the smokers who quit smoking don’t really feel the need to detoxify the lungs after they quit; however, it is very essential, if you want fast reparation of your lungs.

Since, years of smoking the harmful chemicals in cigarettes accumulate in your lungs, it is quite impossible to remove them in a few days. Thus, if you are unaware, you might want to go through a thorough detoxification regime for a month or longer depending on your health.

How To Detoxify Your Lungs After Quitting Smoking?

Lifestyle Changes

Lung cleansing and detox has to do quite a lot with one’s lifestyle. Thus, stay away from a lifestyle where you will have to use artificial sweeteners, excessive sugar, bad salt, and chemicals. Moreover, also cut down the intake of junk and processed food, sodas, dairy, wheat and meat.

[Read: Detoxify Lungs with Peppermint]

Discard Toxic Household Chemicals & Improve Indoor Air

Cut down the use of bleaches, detergents, cleansers and air fresheners in your house to ensure that you aren’t breathing in chemicals. Instead, you can also place more plants around your house or install commercial air cleaners to get the indoor air cleaned up for better and cleaner air circulation.

Natural Lung Detoxification and Acupuncture

Natural lungs detoxifications involve the use of American Indian, Chinese, Ayurvedic and European traditional medicine. Acupuncture and Sauna are two methods that have shown great results when used for healing the lungs of those who quit smoking.

Yoga and Exercise

Exercising or performing yoga is yet another way to detox your lungs. These will naturally allow you to breathe deep while enhancing your control and coordination over your body and mind.

Drinking Water And Juices

Drinking plenty of water is considered as the easiest way to detoxify your health. If you want a bit of change in taste, lemon water also cleanses your system of nicotine. Cranberry also greatly helps the process of detox or cleansing because it is laden with antioxidant. On the other hand, fruit and vegetable juices also defend and protect you from all sorts of diseases connected to smoking.  Also you might want to check out green tea since it also comes with a lot of antioxidant.

[Read: Herbs to Cleanse Herbs]


There are some of the most commonly used grocery items and others that can be of great help if you are looking to get yourself a lungs detox. Things like garlic, which is extremely useful in cleansing your body of nicotine and other poisonous substances; high fiber foods including raw green leafy vegetables, beans, carrots, cabbage, brown rice, asparagus, kale and peas; Ginger can assist the body to sweat. Perspiration in turn releases toxins from the body system.


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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Nannu Mehra
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Evn i havent touchd it ...nw its bn almost 7 yrs

Purushotam Kumar
Purushotam Kumar 5pts

But it seems impossible to me to get rid of this worst habit.

Christina Cahuich
Christina Cahuich 5pts

I'm so proud of myself .I haven't touched a ciggeratte in 3years.....but I still think about one every now and then.....but I don't need ...

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Vaping can be defined as the act of inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer (the vaper’s tobacco-free version of the traditional cigarette). Vaping is an alternative to smoking. It’s like smoking minus several of the adverse effects of the latter: no bad smell and bad breath, no cigarette burns, no more dirty ashtrays, less likelihood of getting cancer and other smoking-affiliated illnesses – you get the drift. In short, vaping is the name given to the use of a vaporizer. The process involves applying heat to a liquid which generates vapor. The user, called a vaper (smoker in traditional cigarette circles) gets their nicotine hit through inhaling the almost odorless vapor (smoking equivalent of ‘smoke’).

Lianne Sykes
Lianne Sykes 5pts

Doesn't work. They blamed smoking for my grans death and she hadn't smoked in 33 years

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Sadhana Tiwari
Sadhana Tiwari 5pts

As an after thought , don't under estimate the power of yoga .

Sadhana Tiwari
Sadhana Tiwari 5pts

This depends on how much and for how long have you been smoking. Detoxification needs aerobic exercises alongwith balanced food intake . Respiratory / Breathing exercises help in improving the power of lungs . It's only in old age you would realize that indulgence carries a price tag , a bill borne only by you .

Nyayapathi Narayan
Nyayapathi Narayan 5pts

are you serious?!?! mr.rafael ..anyone craving for cigg. after cancer must be suicidal ..

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It's best to avoid them :)

Rafael A Santos
Rafael A Santos 5pts

What about e-cigarrete,are they are safe after cancer??/

Sundararajan Santhanam Iyengar
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Try the article! Pam Neal

Ayurveda 5pts

Do it once! No harm You'll feel healthier :) Geofrey Michael

Geofrey Michael
Geofrey Michael 5pts

I was smoking for 17yrs and i stop since 2008, so do i still have detox guy's?

nanabuddie 5pts

I quit almost 7 years ago.  I got cancer and had radical surgery, radiation and chemo done all within a year.  I smoked 35+ years; I put 'em down.  I won't go back.  I'm healthier.  I can breathe much much better; deep breaths.  I can exercise without shortness of breath.  But didn't know to detox the lungs.  I knew the lungs would repair but to detox woud help them recover faster.  I have started the process and will continue for the month.  Thank you for the information.

Pam Neal
Pam Neal 5pts

I quit a year ago feel better but still have shortness in breathing

Subhash Patra
Subhash Patra 5pts

Good evening. I have read fully. It looks more commercial...

Wendi Hoefferle
Wendi Hoefferle 5pts

Adam van Wey and Stacie Hoefferle-Parks. Just in case you decide to quit. :). Love you!!!