I have post nasal drip with a deveated septum, and also COP. Lately I have been having so much stuck thick flem in my throat, and it is hard to get up, just stays there and when I cough it goes back down my throat. I have tried to quit smoking many times, but I just can’t seem to . I have Chronic bronchitis every month lately, but I am not short of breath, but wheeze a lot. My lungs are usually clear when I have this. Could you tell me what stage I am in? Anyone have any way. that I can stop smoking? I have tried acupuncture, hypnosis, and cold turkey. Never lasts more that one day. I live alone so it is hard , I have no support. And there are NO support groups where I live. Drs. just keep giving me prednisone, and flonaise and puffers and nebulizers. Why is there no in patient rehabilitation center for smokers? After all, it is a major drug addiction. I m so sleep deprived. I wake up every hour with flem so thick,it scares me. I A TIRED of not getting serious answers about what stage this is. Anyone have this problem?