MOSCOW, Feb 9 – RIA Novosti. Doctor and scientist Arkady Vertkin, in an interview with the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty, gave some advice on improving health after quitting smoking.
The specialist urged Russians to move more and become physically active. To help the lungs, he recommended breathing exercises. “Don't look for a pill to drink,” he warned, noting that the process of lung tissue repair would be slow.
Vertkin also said that if you give up cigarettes, especially in the presence of diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, it is better to undergo a medical examination. According to the doctor, it is advisable to take a blood test, check the work of the cardiovascular system, and consult a pulmonologist.
According to Vertkin, coughing is part of the process of cleansing the lungs and can last for a long time.