I'm 25 and I recently quit smoking and have had a bad coughing problem since. It started dry, but now there is always gurgling when I cough and my throat tickles when I breathe in too deep. My chest rarely feels tight, maybe twice since I quit in the last few weeks. I have read a lot about this and it seems like it is just my lungs clearing, but I can't help being scared. This was hard for me to type up as I rarely seek help for anything, I just deal with it. Did anyone else have this problem or is anyone else going through the same thing? I don't want to spend the little money we have going to the doctor for nothing. At this time I'm thinking about trying to tough it out for several weeks and go to the ER if it gets really bad. The hardest part is thinking about smoking to stop the coughing.