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A 25-year-old female asked:

i have been a smoker for 7years.i quit &have been smoking an oil vapor e cig.i started coughing up small light grey chunks in my mucous.is this normal?

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Not Normal: Coughing up small kight grey chunks in your mucous is not normal..But what is the cause. Sometimes after stopping smoking patients will actually produce more sputum/mucous for awhile because their "cilia" are no longer paralyzed. Why not also try a patch or some gum and see what that does? Hard to know all that's in the e-cigarette?

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Last updated Feb 9, 2016

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