A dry, irritated cough may appear when inhaling smoke, but it quickly goes away after the smoke has been coughed out of the lungs as a protective reaction of the body to the toxins in cigarette smoke, which irritate the respiratory tract and lungs.

When you inhale foreign, unwanted chemicals from smoking, your body attempts to expel them by making you cough. This causes the infamous “early morning cough” that affects smokers.


You’ll be more susceptible than before to other contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants, making infection and irritation more likely to occur. Unfortunately, decades of heavy smoking can permanently impair the cilia’s ability to clean your respiratory system.

The toxic chemicals will continue to build up at this point, leading to some serious illnesses like lung cancer, emphysema, bronchitis, and pneumonia.


Long-term exposure to tobacco smoke can cause the alveoli wall to become fragile and thin, which is an irreversible damage; if the person continues to smoke, many alveoli will be punctured and completely lose their function. This will result in less efficient lungs, due to a lower oxygen/carbon dioxide transfer rate, which can cause shortness of breath. Emphysema is caused when many alveoli (air sacs), where carbon dioxide and oxygen are exchanged, in the lungs are destroyed


It is likely that the mucus layer has thickened to the point where the airways are noticeably narrowing and normal breathing is difficult or impossible to do in people with constant, instead of occasional, smoker coughs. Because at this stage, the cilia are likely to have already been permanently damaged, the thick mucus layer becomes a fertile breeding ground for bacterial growth.


In this case, complications like pneumonia or even complete respiratory failure can occur as a result of the infection on your bronchial wall, further damaging your respiratory system if left untreated.

Lung cancer

Both are common causes of lung cancer, and smokers are constantly exposed to toxins, which increases the risk of viral infections.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Even though smoking is the main risk factor for COPD and many men smoke, more women died from this disease. On the most severe case of chronic lung disease, patients continuously gasp for breath, causing a drowning sensation. In the United States alone, more than seven million people have COPD and it is the fourth leading cause of death.

Smokers’ cough, which can weaken the structure that supports the vagina and urethra and result in both overactive bladder and urinary incontinence, can cause stress urinary incontinence in females.


Effective homoeopathic treatments for smoker’s cough eliminate both the cough and the desire for tobacco smoke. Some of the key treatments are listed below.

A dry, hacking cough that exhales an unpleasant odor from the lungs and causes pain in specific body parts when coughing, such as the bladder, lungs, ears, and so on, is one of the best treatments for smoker’s cough.

NUX VOMICA 30One of the best treatments for smoker’s cough is Nux Vomica, which is given when the patient experiences oppressed breathing at night, a dry or rattling cough, and occasionally bloody expectoration.

CALADIUM 30Caladium is a great treatment for smoker’s cough and is recommended in cases where the cough is difficult to raise expectoration. Caladium also works well as an antidote by reducing the desire to smoke tobacco.

LOBELIA INFLATA 30–Lobelia Inflata is prescribed when the cough is accompanied by chest tightness and suffocation, dyspnea, labored breathing, a feeling of weight or heaviness in the chest, and severe nausea and vomiting.

DROSERA ROTUNDIFOLIA 30-Another effective treatment for smoker’s cough is drosera, which is used when the cough is dry and irritating, deep and barking, occurs frequently, and is accompanied by retching, vomiting, roughness in the throat, soreness in the fauces, and a feeling of constriction in the larynx.

BRYONI ALB 30-Bryonia is effective for smoker’s cough when deep breathing causes chest pain, which is often accompanied by a dry, hacking cough.

HEPAR SULPH. 30Hepar Sulph is another medication for smoker’s cough that works well, especially if the cough is loose or rattling, worsens in the morning, has yellow or pus-like phlegm expectoration that may be blood-stained, and is accompanied by other symptoms like suffocative attacks, wheezing, and breathing difficulties.

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