Originally Posted by HarrisonH
... but it is highly unlikely that the outdoor second hand smoke of others in your life caused those conditions, compared with other factors.
I already covered that my problems probably have most to do with all the cigarettes I smoked many years ago. But now I'm very sensitive to others' smoke and nearly have to run out of a smoke stream. It's that bad at this time of year. Think of burning plastic. When I run my diesel tractor to mow the course, I wear a full industrial type respirator mask. But the truth is, ciggy smoke is worse feeling to my system than the diesel exhaust.
I'm pretty sure that I could cure that sensitivity by starting to smoke again. I wonder how long my lungs would last if I did that. I have started smoking is self defense years back. But the overall degradation of my feeling of wellbeing forced me to go through withdrawals yet another time. Quitting is tough. After doing it so many times, never again.