I quit smoking 2011 and Started getting edema but never assoiciated it with quitting smoking initially. As the years went by my edema got worse to the point that it spread from just my feet and legs to my face, hands and tongue. After 1 year of trying to find out why I was getting the edema with no real answers from the drs or specialistd who put me on antihistamines 4 times a day (exhausting!). But did not alleviate the edema! I even went to a blood specialist at a cancer clinic and had every blood test imaginable, still no answers. So I thought long and hard after numerous overnight visits to the hospital and at my wits end, then the relisation that this s all started when I stopped smoking cold turkey, hit me. So as an experiment end 2014 started smoking again and it stopped. No more midnight hospital visits because my tongie was swollen, no more sore hot swollen face. No more looking like I had hotox and it went wrong, it ended! But in the last 2 weeks due to my fear of feeling breathless, I decided I needed to cut down atleast if not give up. So I was smoking 15-20 cigs a day. I cut down to 5-10 more 5 a day now and have had the edema start flaring up on my facial again and I have like hives on my chest. I feeling a bit freaked out as I really believe the edema is probley better then the enthusima that the smoking can cause. If anybody finds a treatment please let me know.