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Old 04-10-2006, 07:00 AM   #1
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Did anyone else cough up phlegm after quitting

I quit smoking just over 2 weeks ago. About the third day, I started coughing up thick phlegm 8 -10 times a day with brown and tan flecks in in it. The phlegm itself is a milky color. The amount has subsided, but it does still continue, now with mostly tan flecks.

Has anyone else experienced this? If so, do you know what the cause is?


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Old 04-11-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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Re: Did anyone else cough up phlegm after quitting

I didn't get a cough, I guess we're all different when we quit and I got lucky that way. I think you could put it down to your lungs beginning the job of healing, if you're worried about anything visit your doctor even if just for a chat and he can put your mind at rest or check you out.

Keep up the good work with your quit.

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Old 04-11-2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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Re: Did anyone else cough up phlegm after quitting

Ive heard about this and its the crap clearing out of your lungs, which I would assume is good. I quit a week one day ago with one 3 cigarette relapse but my bad I didnt put my patch on. Anyways I havent had one for three days now and I have only notice a little phlem that doesnt necesarily come out and I dont cough it up but I just know its there when I swallow.

Old 04-12-2006, 07:50 AM   #4
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I too think it's just your lungs clearing out the garbage that was left in there, which would mean it's a good thing, I think. If it doesn't go away, then by all means, see your Dr. I didn't cough up anything, or ever cough AFTER I quit, but, I used to cough up that same brown thick phlegm WHILE I was smoking. I quit 2 and 1/2 years ago, and I wish the very best of luck to all of you new quitters!!! Stick with is SO worth it!!


Old 04-13-2006, 11:02 AM   #5
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Re: Did anyone else cough up phlegm after quitting

I have a friend who smoked cigarettes often, marijuana multiple times a day, and a few other things too for years. This guy still hocks up some awful black/brown phlegmballs and he stopped smoking over half a year ago. He had this issue while he was smoking, too.

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