Smoker's Cough

A smoker’s cough is a persistent cough that develops in long-term smokers. At first, it may be dry, but over time it usually produces phlegm. A smoking-related cough is usually worse upon awakening and improves over the remainder of the day.

Causes for smoker's cough

The airways are lined with cilia, which are tiny hair-like cells that catch toxins in inhaled air and move them upwards toward the mouth. Smoking paralyzes these cells so they're unable to do their job. Instead of being caught in transit, toxins are allowed to enter the lungs, where they settle and create inflammation. This, in turn, leads to coughing, as the body attempts to clear these substances from your lungs. During the night, these cilia begin to repair themselves as they're no longer exposed to the toxins in smoke. As the cilia are called upon to catch and remove the accumulated toxins, the result is an increase in coughing upon arising in the morning.


  • Excess production of phlegm
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Sore throat


Salt Therapy, Smoker's Cough

  • Salt is anti-bacterial and helps to dry out the germs and bacteria from the respiratory system
  • Salt is anti- inflammatory; dry, saline-diffused air reduces inflammation throughout the respiratory tract
  • Being mucolytic, salt loosens excessive mucous and speeds up the elimination of toxins
  • Salt is a natural antihistamine and helps to reduce IgE levels (the immune system won’t over-react to the level of antibodies)

Salt Therapy helps to treat many conditions of the airways - swelling, inflammation, excessive mucous production, and bacterial infection. In most cases, after a course of Salt Therapy, inflammation and over-sensitivity within the airways/bronchi reduces, thereby alleviating the cough and also improving the quality of breathing.


  • Depending on the severity and on how long you have been a smoker, 15 to 30 sessions are recommended.
  • The sessions should be frequent; about two or three a week is suggested.
  • Ideally, smoker’s cough sufferers should do 1 to 2 courses of salt therapy a year. Top-up sessions can be done in between courses if required to keep the lungs and airways from mucous build-up.

In most cases, after a course of Salt Therapy, airways become more normal and symptoms alleviate or even disappear for an extended period of time. The treatment's efficacy is estimated at 75 to 98%.


> Bachi T.

For over 15 years, I was suffering from a chronic problem of violent bouts of coughing. After discovering Salt Escape and having persevered with the therapy, I am very happy to record that there is a marked improvement in my condition, with the intensity of coughing bouts having greatly reduced.

> Aban B.

I was desperately looking for answers for my chronic cough. No amount of prescription drugs or home remedies came to my help as I suffered for several years. Within a few sessions, my cough was much better....I would strongly recommend this treatment to anyone having respiratory problems. The owners and the staff at Salt Escape are friendly and caring...

> Roda B.

I had a consistent aggravating cough. Post my completing about 8 sessions at Salt Escape, the congestion in my throat has considerably reduced and I feel lighter and almost free of coughing. Additionally, the pristine cleanliness and hygiene of the place is a solace to the mind!

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