I’m 41 years old and smoked a pack or less a day for 23 years. I quit the first time in March of 2020 and spent most of this year quitting and starting again and again until i quit for good October 16 2020. The throat clearing started when I quit the first time in March and has been with me ever since. I’ve had Pulmonary Function Tests, Xrays, CT scans, Sinus surgery(which blew up when I quit in March as well) and been to pulmonologists, ENT’s, etc. No one seems to be able to find the problem. I quit in March after my whole house had a bad bout of a chest cold. It’s taken over my life and has given me extreme anxiety. Has anyone else experienced this and how long did it last?