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Have a really bad cough, could it be due to smoking?
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Coughing
Smoking produces toxins and tars, and your lungs try to protect themselves by flushing it out with mucous.
Irritation caused by the tars, toxins, mucous, or infected mucous will all cause coughing. Years of smoking can lead to cancer, which can also lead to coughing. You need to be checked by your physician to find and treat the source of the cough.

In brief: Coughing
Smoking produces toxins and tars, and your lungs try to protect themselves by flushing it out with mucous.
Irritation caused by the tars, toxins, mucous, or infected mucous will all cause coughing. Years of smoking can lead to cancer, which can also lead to coughing. You need to be checked by your physician to find and treat the source of the cough.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If longer than 2 weeks please see your doctor.

In brief: Yes
If longer than 2 weeks please see your doctor.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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