To Cough or Not To Cough

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on May 10, 2014

Some people say they cough all the time after they quit.

I wonder. If you are/were one of those people, did you cough alot before you quit?

Are you coughing up a bunch of crud that you attribute to quitting smoking?


For those of you who are not coughing after you quit, there is nothing wrong with you.

Once you quit, there are little things called cilia that line your lungs and bronchial tubes and are there specifically to sweep out the crap that gets in out lungs whether we smoke or not begin to work.

They are paralyzed while we are smokers but once we stop, they begin cleaning while we sleep almost. immediately.

Now, you may feel like you are clearing your throat continually after you quit. Sometimes this stuff works its way up to our throats where we swallow it. That's how all the crud in our lungs gets out. (through our digestive system)

Warning, this tar in your stool is sticky.

Don't Get Stuck! Don't Get Stuck!


PS the "throat clearing" lasted over a year for me.

The only way out is through