I am posting this here because of my cigarette addiction. Over the past few weeks or so, I have been having smokers cough in the mornings. I would get that from time to time, usually an episode will last for a couple of days and then I am good for a few more months. Yesterday, my smokers cough came back in the late afternoon, and it hasnt gone away yet today. I have been up and at it now for 6.5 hours. Usually this thing dies down within the first hour. I talk for a living so every word I speak has become painful. There is a heaviness in my chest. I know I have asthma. I have been hitting my inhaler and taking cough drops. But if this thing doesnt clear up by the time I leave work, I am thinking of going to the local er. But even with insurance, that stuff is expensive. I dont know what to do.