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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.
     
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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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