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I have a lot of flem in the morn, have had it for a few years, it goes away and comes back. I am a smoker so I am wondering if it's from smoking?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
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In brief: Could be

Smoking, amongst its many ill effects kills off the little hair like projections on the cells that line the windpipe so mucous and other airway secretions collect/pool in the lungs and are harder to cough up.
So yes, smoking undoubtedly contributes to this type of problem. Simple sinus drainage is another common cause.

In brief: Could be

Smoking, amongst its many ill effects kills off the little hair like projections on the cells that line the windpipe so mucous and other airway secretions collect/pool in the lungs and are harder to cough up.
So yes, smoking undoubtedly contributes to this type of problem. Simple sinus drainage is another common cause.
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