Smokers suffer from pneumonia more than others as their lungs work worse. A passive smoker is an issue too, so one should better stay away from the active smokers. You should also avoid wood smoke. Oxygen therapy and breathing exercises are good for health too, and they may speed up the process of recovery from pneumonia. Finally, the patient should not forget about the effectiveness of good rest. Don’t get yourself overwhelmed and stay in a bed as long as it takes.