By the way, doctor: I quit, so why am I coughing?

Published: September, 2007

Q. I stopped smoking several weeks ago, and now I find that I'm coughing a lot. Is that normal?

A. Yes, coughing awhile after you quit smoking is actually pretty normal. People who have quit smoking may have other problems for a time, too: sore throats, frequent sneezing, and sometimes sores inside the mouth.

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