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If someone's been smoking for 25 years, can their smokers cough disappear if they stop smoking?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It may take a few moths but a smokers cough can improve or resolve after you stop smoking.

In brief: Yes

It may take a few moths but a smokers cough can improve or resolve after you stop smoking.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cough

Commonly, after someone quits smoking, they continue to experience a cough for 4-6 weeks after quitting.
After this period of time, the cough seems to improve. If you are still coughing after quitting smoking for 6 weeks, it may be something else. With 25 years of smoking, bronchial problems are a possibility and could result in coughing too.

In brief: Cough

Commonly, after someone quits smoking, they continue to experience a cough for 4-6 weeks after quitting.
After this period of time, the cough seems to improve. If you are still coughing after quitting smoking for 6 weeks, it may be something else. With 25 years of smoking, bronchial problems are a possibility and could result in coughing too.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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