jenna lee, quit coach
28 Jun 2018
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To add to the above posts, cilia take time to heal, which is why we actually cough up the phlegm, because our bodies have to use that force, rather than rely on the cilia, to push the foreign substances such as the tar up and out.
Elke an efreeman75 also mentioned that everyone is different, which is true as well...
In regards to the vape, we don't know enough about it to know the impact it is having on your lungs, or if it is the reason that your lungs may not be clearing... this is a great question for a health care provider such as a doctor or pharmacist. Elke also mentioned that there are other quit aids out there such as the NRT inhaler, lozenge, spray and gum that have no harm. Just posting some options for you here so you can make a decision about what is going to work best for you.
All the best and a huge congrats on your quit!