I am a smoker and I have been coughing a lot. Is it normal for a smoker?
Hello, I am 19 years old male. I have been coughing a lot lately. It never happened to me earlier as I have been smoking since I was 16 years old. I also tried to quit smoking but was unable to quit. I am worried as I am continuously coughing since last night. Is it common for a smoker?
@lakshan Hello, People who smoke often develop a cough. This cough is caused by the body clearing out the chemicals that enter the airways and lungs through tobacco use. If the cough is persistent, lasting for more than 3 weeks, it is known as a smoker's cough. While the cough may begin as a dry cough, it can eventually produce phlegm. Here are a few remedies that you can try like- gargle, practice deep breathing exercises, use steam, exercise, and eat healthily. My suggestion would be to visit a doctor. Thanks.