Our expert says:
It may be normal and will probably go away. Smoking paralyses the small "cilia" in the airways (it looks like microscopic hair, and with a sweeping motion moves phlegm out of the airways) When you stop smoking, they suddenly start working again, causing a phlegmy cough and post nasal drip. Try rinsing your nose with salt water (you can buy ready made at Clicks or make your own at home - 1 cup of water with 1/2 teaspoon salt) You can also use something like Allergex to reduce the phlegm
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