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Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily.

People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity improves by up to 10% within nine months.

In your 20s and 30s, the effect of smoking on your lung capacity may not be noticeable until you go for a run, but lung capacity naturally diminishes with age.

In later years, having maximum lung capacity can mean the difference between having an active, healthy old age and wheezing when you go for a walk or climb the stairs.

If you live in the city of Derby please visit the Live Well Derby website, or call 01332 641254.

If you live in the county of Derbyshire please visit the Live Life Better Derbyshire website or call 01620 538200 / 0800 085 2299.

Last Updated: Wednesday 27th December 2023 - 12:09:pm

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