Quit smoking 4 days ago and am now coughing, is this normal? Wheezing at night and chest tightness in the morning stopped the first day I quit.

Yes. It is quite common for cough and wheezing to increase after smoking cessation. The hair cells that line the resp. Tract wake up and start working, moving all the junk that you have accumulated in your airways. This can go on for several weeks, but tends to improve within a month. Stick with it! take adequate fluids to allow your lungs to liquify the mucus and get it out. Try support groups.

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Just quit smoking 2 days ago and my chest has felt tight and I go though a coughing fit a couple time a day. Is with normal? Cough drops have seems to help the coughing

Congratulations . Congratulations on quitting! many people will cough more after they quit smoking, but this is only temporary. It is thought to be a sign of your lungs healing. There are little hairs that line your lungs called "cilia" whose job it is to push particles and mucus up and out of the lungs. These hairs become paralyzed when you smoke and your lungs fill with all sorts of dirt and contaminants. When you stop smoking, the cilia start working again pushing all that built-up stuff out of your lungs. This may make you cough more right after you quit, but the coughing improves over the next few weeks as long as you continue to not smoke. If you start coughing up blood, get a fever, or if the cough doesn't improve over the next few weeks, call your doctor. Read more...
Yes. Smoking causes the hair cells that line the air passages to stop working, which keeps all the crud that smoking puts there, and all the mucus that the body makes to get rid of it, stuck in the lungs and air passages. When you stop smoking, the hair cells start to work, and all this stuff starts to come up. So cough is common, can last weks, and is a good sign - you are cleaning it out. Good luck. Read more...