NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Smoking and Tobacco
Black speckled phlegm
I quit smoking 5 months ago after smoking 3 packs a day for 25 years. I am coughing up a clear but black specked phlegm. Is this normal?
While this is probably the natural clearing of the lungs after a long period of smoking, it would be wise to check this out with your physician.
Jerry Friemoth, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati