About two months after I quit the first time I had some serious asthma attacks following physical exhaustion - one time, e.g., when running very fast to catch a bus (don't have a car and never wanted one :-)).
Now, one of my friends as well as one of my colleagues have both told me that they were treated for asthma shortly after their quits - as in my case, for both of them it was the only time they had ever been in treatment for asthma.
I got an inhalator at the time, and using the inhalator all attacks were rendered safe - the asthma disappeared completely after a few months.
Now, the question is: Does this (very anecdotical) experience indicate that quitting entails a limited risk of acquiring a transient asthma - and if so, with what prevalence? 10-20%, e.g.? It could be understood in terms of "frailness" of regenerating lung tissue - but that is pure speculation, as I am not a medical doctor :-).
On the other hand, non-chronic asthma is an eventuality which quitters might want to be prepared to, if the anecdotical connection I allude to is valid. Does anybody know this?
- quit for 5 Days, 15 hours and 54 minutes (5 days). I have saved kr 288,78 by not smoking 169 cigarettes. I have saved 14 hours and 5 minutes of my life.