Do you smoke your pipe when you have a sore throat?

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mrmachado

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Oct 17, 2018
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Not inhaling of course... Since the smoke is only in the mouth I don't see a problem necessarily. Do you think there is?
Please discourse.

 

pappymac

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Feb 26, 2015
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No. It's not good to smoke when you are suffering from a sore throat or sinus problem.

It just doesn't taste or smell the same.

 

onestrangeone

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Sep 18, 2015
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Sometimes, sometimes not, if I’m sick and can’t taste anything then there’s not much point to it.

 

workman

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Jan 5, 2018
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If I can taste and smell it, I will. Sometimes a cold will numb all senses of taste and smell and at that point, I'll lay it off for a while.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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I smoke everyday regardless. I will French inhale a cherry blend to sooth a sore throat though.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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Let the smoke slowly flow out of your mouth and inhale through your nose.
https://youtu.be/URS94h6ukmY

 

chasingembers

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Just don't make a habit of it and only do it for the sore throat. Any other time when not having a sore throat I just retrohale.

 

warren

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Sep 13, 2013
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Sure, if I want a bowl, I smoke a bowl. Sometimes my physical condition precludes the desire. Inhaling or not you are still pushing oxygen out of the blood and so, retarding the healing of any ailment. And, I don't doubt that some find certain blends to be soothing.

 

leafsmoker

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Oct 26, 2017
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I smoke if I can taste.I think I have smoked even when I could not.ha,Interesting to learn the French inhale though..

 

mityahicks

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Nov 18, 2018
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I abstain while anything with my sinuses is off. I've been with running nose for a few weeks now and have not smoked at all.

 

olkofri

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Sep 9, 2017
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I prefer not to, if it's an acute problem. Sometimes it's caused by pipe smoking itself: latakia is just inimical to my throat.
I've a sinus problem too, but since that's cronic, I don't let it get in the way of my smoking. However, I try not to retrohale; alas, I end up doing so a few times, incidentally/accidentally.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Not often. Pipe smoke constricts capillaries, the little blood vessels, and slows healing, so you could be setting yourself back. Depends on how you heal. If you're young and/or especially robust, you may be able to shrug off just about any bodily complaint, but I wouldn't push your luck. Corny, but true ... listen to your body.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Aug 9, 2013
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I will smoke my pipe over a dozen times a day, easy... but, as soon as my health is involved, like a cough or sore throat, I have no problem putting my pipe down. IMO, I would be pretty stupid to continue smoking through a weakness in health. But, as soon as I am felling better, it's back to burning...