I am writing a character who is a smoker, but who had a near-drowning incident. For various reasons, he was unable to go to the hospital and get checked out (and is still unable to) but he nearly drowned before in the past and pretty much knows what his risks are and how down for the count he's going to be for a while.
But, my question comes from the fact that he's a smoker. He knows since his lungs are weak and working at a lower capacity due to near-drowning that he probably shouldn't smoke for a while. But how long? A few days? A week?
Thanks for any help!