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Phlegm!!

I have been smoking since I was about 15 on and off and I’ve been a heavy smoker between 16-20 year old, I am 20 now. For about a month now I’ve had awful phlegm in my throat, some days it’s bearable but some days I can hardly talk as I’m choking on it and it wakes me up at night! I want to quit as I’ll be starting a new job soon so going to vape and see how I get on. Also found mould beside my bed on wall about a week ago and wiped it all off and I bought a humidifier! Nothings helping me. It’s driving me insane!!!
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Hello and welcome to MedHelp's forums.  You are describing a common problem smokers have. Regular smoking increases mucus production and here is a scientific explanation for why that is https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217125129.htm.  Quitting is definitely a good idea for many health reasons.  Here is some information on quitting https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/ss/slideshow-13-best-quit-smoking-tips-ever.  Switching to vaping is a popular theory but may have other health risks involved. It's still addiction to nicotine. https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/concerns-explode-over-new-health-risks-vaping

Some time has passed so let us know how you are doing and if you are smoke free!  
1541952 tn?1317816629
smoking absolutely causes phlegm! Ive been a smoker for years now, and while I havent been able to get vaping to work for me to quit - Ive totally noticed my phlegm and mucus getting much much workse lately. I think it might be somehting in the air like allergies down here making me more and more sick than Ive probably ever been - I wish you the best of luck in getting well!
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