I used to be a heavy smoker, sixty a day, I gave up 35 years ago. I have scoliosis which affects my lung capacity, deformed chest. I am taking a large 500 mg coated epilim pill, which has to be taken before bed [I have had epilepsy for over forty years]. Because of the restrictions in my gullet, and that the pill is coated, it usually gets stuck in the gullet, about half way down my chest, sometimes for the whole night, [gallons of water do not help to work it down] . eventually during the day clearing itself. I tried to choke it up, it usually brought up some blood with it. My real worry is now I have a perpetual taste of nicotine in my mouth throughout the whole day!