I stopped smoking 5 days ago after smoking for 28 years. I was have done really well at managing the craving for a cigarette but today I am struggling. So what am I doing? Eating everything in site. I really don't need to put weight on but I really don't want to start smoking again. Also I have always a "smokers cough" but this has got really bad, keeping me awake at night and affecting my job as I deal with patients. Help will the cough go? As for eating so much would love to get out and try exercise but with this cough I can't. All very frustrating.