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I've smoked for about 12 years (just bought the patch)but have developed a persistent left side chest or lung pain over the last week. I noticed it got worse after smoking a cigar about a week ago. Just kind of feels generally sore but hard to breathe unless a breathe deep. Maybe like if I had a chest cold but only on one side. I'm 30 and set my quit date for tomorrow. Is this something I should check out?

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replied December 2nd, 2009
hi i was a heavy marijuana smoker and i also got those same pains but on both lungs and both middle chest bones, im going to get checked out for lung cancer, maybe you should to, you may think you dont have it but you never know, if you have asthma it may be part of the cause to, i hope this helps a little, peace
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