Do You Smoke Through Your Cold/Flu?

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piperl12

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Normally I smoke through a common cold but this one this year has really hit me hard. Really bad chest cough and achy with a sore throat. Coming here makes it worse because I get tempted hearing everyone talking about their amazing smokes and new tobacco. So the question is do you smoke through your cold or do you take a break for a week?

 

petergunn

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Mar 3, 2013
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no, I smoke for enjoyment and I got the flu in Feb it took almost a month before I was ready to puff again.

 

cajunguy

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Jan 22, 2012
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Usually when I catch a cold, it hits my sinuses and screws with my taste as a result, so I usually spare my tobacco until the cold is done so I can enjoy it.

 

swhipple

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Nov 2, 2011
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Yeah I don't enjoy the pipe when I'm feeling icky. I occasionally take a break even when I'm not sick, just to give my tongue a break.

 

4dotsasieni

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Jan 6, 2013
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Gee, I heard that smoking lots of perique makes you immune to colds and flus..... :laughat:

 

john218

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May 5, 2012
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I lay off the when I get a cold. Smoking isn't enjoyable then.
I don't have a cold, but I've been experiencing some soreness deep in my throat the last few days.

I've been smoking Virginias and Vapers this last week. I'm not sure if they are the cause, so I'll lay off smoking for a few days and see what happens when I start again.

 

metalheadycigarguy

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Apr 26, 2012
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Well, being that I stayed home from work today with a flu bug, and having the flue last month; the answer is no. I smoke for the enjoyment and flavor, and if I have a cold/cough or the flu then there is no enjoyment nor will I be tasting the tobacco so I just wait until the illness passes.

 

matchstickman

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You can add me to the long list of others who get no enjoyment out of smoking when I am sick. I have gotten a small bug twice since I started smoking a pipe seriously a couple of years ago, the last one being a few days ago. My sinuses and throat were all off and I could hardly smell or taste anything, so there was no puffing for me for about a week. I dont find that I am nicotine addicted, so its not really all that hard for me, and like some have stated above, I normally dont feel like it if I am sick anyway.

 

philobeddoe

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Oct 31, 2011
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I don't smoke when I'm sick, but I tend to crave a pipe really bad when I'm sick. The longer I'm sick, the harder I crave a pipe. Go figure!

 

jah76

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Jun 27, 2012
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Same I don't smoke when I'm sick, however if I'm a bit stuffed up a few snorks of a VaPer actually seem to help wake up the nose.
But yeah if I'm sick I can't taste anything and that's 95% of enjoyment for me.

 

topd

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Mar 23, 2012
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I don't smoke when ill and feeling bad, but I had bronchitis a couple of time. I didn't

feel all that bad so lit-up. Worst mistake I ever made! Even though most of us don't

inhale, you do get a dose inadvertently, just by the process of breathing.

 

erichbaumer

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If it's just a mild cold, I find that a good strong English can help clear up the sinuses. If my throat's bothering me, or it's really a flu and I just feel terrible in general, I won't touch tobacco. I'll still smoke with a common cold though, depending on how I'm feeling and if I can smoke inside.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Nope. I have a cock-eyed notion that pipe smoking gives the bugs a hard life

and acts as a preventative, but once I have a cough or cold, etc., I put my energies

into getting well. My taste and smell functions are bad when I'm sick. No use in

wasting good 'baccy on mucus bound passages. What's the point?

 

ebag

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Feb 16, 2013
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Twarp, I'm just now getting over bronchitis and that's exactly what I did when I first was having it. I didn't feel too bad and then took a hit. Man, definitely worse mistake I've ever done.
Though, now I'm feeling fine so a smoke now and then is definitely wonderful. No hacking up a lung.

 

trailspike48

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Jan 15, 2013
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I've had a low grade bug the last few days. Just a little coughing etc. and I've smoking more not less. Probably because I'm resting instead of doing little jobs to occupy my day.

 

bigboi

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Nov 12, 2012
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I don't smoke when I get a cold or a flu. I smoke for the enjoyment and flavor. However, I had a small sore throat recently and I went and had a smoke and my sore throat cleared up. Made me wonder

 

numbersix

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Even though most of us don't

inhale, you do get a dose inadvertently, just by the process of breathing.
+1
A mild cold won't stop me usually, but the flu - never.

 
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