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Old November 21st, 2009, 05:39 PM
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I'm sick. Not deathly sick. But I'm wondering if anyone knows if smoking when you're sick is a particularly bad idea. Like, does it keep you from recovering as quickly?
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Old November 21st, 2009, 05:44 PM
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I'm sick. Not deathly sick. But I'm wondering if anyone knows if smoking when you're sick is a particularly bad idea. Like, does it keep you from recovering as quickly?
If you have a cough or sore throat obviously it isn't going to help.. putting toxins into your body is generally a bad idea when you're sick.
Nonetheless, I have smoked with colds a lot.. It feels good if your stuffed up and stuff.
It makes you sick a little longer I think, but it also makes the sickness a lot more bearable..
You decide.
I personally do.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: Is it okay to smoke when I'm sick?

It irritates my throat and is probly bad but Nahkla mint all the way for a snuffy nose.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 05:52 PM
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It irritates my throat and is probly bad but Nahkla mint all the way for a snuffy nose.
I kinda think that Starbuzz (Blue Mist) or Fantasia (Raspberry Kamikaze) soothes the throat to be honest
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Old November 21st, 2009, 06:57 PM
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AF mint, perfect for colds
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Old November 21st, 2009, 07:05 PM
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Nakhla mizo mint and cardamom is a winner when it comes to colds.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 07:25 PM
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when i was ill i smoked AF mint 3 nights in a row and i was fine. it has a really good cooling sensation which i felt really helped
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Nakhla mizo mint and cardamom is a winner when it comes to colds.
Never had cardamom, but mizo mint is amazing.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 07:29 PM
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I dont smoke when im sick... simple as that...
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Old November 21st, 2009, 07:49 PM
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i had h1n1 like last month and i stopped smoking but i decided to smoke again and amazingly i felt a lot better haha
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I dont like smoking wheb im ill because i feel that i dont get the full taste of the flavours. I think its bacause my tastebuds are not fully functional but i think smoking or not smoking while ill is down to personal preference
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I dont like smoking wheb im ill because i feel that i dont get the full taste of the flavours. I think its bacause my tastebuds are not fully functional but i think smoking or not smoking while ill is down to personal preference
I'll agree to that.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 10:38 PM
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i wouldnt recommend it
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just stay away from smoking until you feel better, why risk it.
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Default Re: Is it okay to smoke when I'm sick?

It wont help your symptoms, even if that mint helps initially itll dry out your upper respiratory tissues some more, so its better to give yourself a break
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I wouldn't recommend it but I smoke out in the 40deg cold night in Sac with some tonic wild mint at like 2am lol It was only for some fresh air ;]
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I heard that laying out in the sun helps cure skin cancer too.......
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It wont help you at all. Including mint, lemon, etc, it will only make you feel worse. Just wait until you feel better
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wouldn't recommend smoking either... if your anything like me when you smoke it just ruins your sinus's completely and makes yourself sicker.
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Default Re: Is it okay to smoke when I'm sick?

the plus side of taking a break when you're sick is to think of how awesome that first session will be once you're better! Also, if you do smoke while you're sick make sure to use tips or disinfect the hose every time, you could be prolonging your illness by re-exposing yourself to the germs when you smoke.
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I was sick about 2 weeks ago, all i did while at home and work was lurk this forums lol and all i wanted to do was smoke hookah.

i never did it though, i knew that it wouldn't help me, not to mention i'd probably waste the shisha. i knew that i wouldn't be able to taste anything because i couldn't breathe through my nose. your sense of smell and taste go hand in hand.
i find this true, when my nose is completely stuffed, i can't taste anything!
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I think it is not very good idea to smoke but if you desperate try to choose smooth flavours like vanilla or honey and try avoid strong and harsh shisha like alcoholic flavours :P
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 07:56 AM
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I always smoke when I'm sick, but just make sure you keep your hose clean and germ free.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 11:52 AM
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I always smoke when I'm sick, but just make sure you keep your hose clean and germ free.
I'm affraid that won't be enough. It will still make you feel worse and delay your full recovery. Just don't do it
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Hardly get sick here smoke way to much to get sick the germs are scared of me.

Depends what sickness you are talking about if you have a tummy Bug smoke by all means take the Hookah with you to the loo just remember not to puke on the hose.

If it is Rinitis or Sinusites that is a different kettle of fish take care of those for Sinus Scrapes is painful and expensive

Colds and Flu drink a Hot Toddy and get back into bed.

If the illness is mental please leave a name and number by the door we will call You.
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