Am with you on that I have been coughing like that for over 3 years. Thats why I have finally taken the plunge and agreed to the op!! It was the insensitivity of my fellow colleagues who on a daily basis see me struggling sometimes to breathe after a coughing episode, that really upset me and made me lose my temper!!
I have a bottle of water on my desk permanently to try and help but as I am sure you know nothing does