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make you more vulnerable to contracting the common cold?
would make you more vulnerable?
in the first few days/weeks after quitting you may be more susceptible. Because your lungs and throat start cleaning out all the layers of gunk left there by smoking, thereby leaving fresh exposed lungs.
that's the logic in my head that I couldn't quite access or, indeed, articulate.
that explains a lot
i don't smoke
now I've stopped smoking and got a cold about 4-5 days later. Having asked people others say they've experienced this too. Can't be a coincidence? I just can't think of a scientific reason why this would occur...
you stop just as you're about to get a cold
I think thats stupid though.
"ooh... my throat's a bit itchy. maybe now's a good time to quit smoking... OK"
4 days later
"woah! i've got a cold!"
maybe it's because while you're smoking, you're breathing in uninfected air, as the hot end of the fag sterilises the air you're breathing in
and now you are breathing in clear air, you are also breathing in airborne death?
(I don't mean on a permanent basis, just directly after you stop)
it was worth you staying up this late and writing that.
by cnocurring you speak for us all.
A few days later i get a cold. And feel so miffed that I start smoking again.
I've just given up giving up. It was a silly waste of time, and all of those crazy nicorette products cost more than cigarettes themselves.
But it's obviously better in the long term. I couldn't stop coughing and feeling weird for the first few weeks but I felt better after a couple of months.
Hurra for me!