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Smoking prevents Sore Throat

Discussion in 'Medical Care of the Civil War' started by John Hartwell, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. John Hartwell

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    [New York World, Dec. 4, 1860]​
     

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    The same train of thought that smoking will do your body great harm, but smoking weed won't hurt you.
     
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    "It probably acts by allaying commencing irritation which, if allowed to increase, would end in inflammation ...."

    That should win some sort of journalism award for stating the painfully obvious.
     
  6. Anna Elizabeth Henry

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    That's a new one to me! The one time I smoked it actually irritated my throat, perhaps I had an inflammation already! :smoke:
     
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    :thumbsup: Same here :thumbsup:
    But I gave it 21 tries, the one pack of cigarettes I have ever bought (for myself) in my life!
     
  8. Student of Sherman

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    Can't say I've ever tried it before, but how I do rather enjoy all the old ad's from the 40's & 50's, classic pieces of Americana. :smile:
     
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    i smoked from 11 to 48 and let me tell you - there's only one way to your lungs and it needs to be tarred :bat:
     
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    No wonder we never got sick in college.

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    I loved Camel regulars. I smoked Camels and chewed Mail Pouch for 28 years. I stopped when I woke up in ICU. :smile: Never had throat problems but the heart attack was pretty drastic.
     
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