Kimberly
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    catstuart7 wrote:
    Holy crap! I’ve never smoked, but I was exposed to a whole lot of second hand smoke during a few years in my youth. That was over a decade ago though – could that matter?

    Hello – I haven’t seen any studies specifically on second-hand smoke. However, I have seen a study that indicated that there is a benefit to smokers to quitting when they are diagnosed with TED. So while history might have some impact on the course of the disease, it is also significantly affected by *current* exposure to smoke. (Which hopefully, you aren’t having to deal with now!)