Use Honey To Soothe Your Throat While Smoking

Use Honey to Soothe Your Throat While Smoking

Whether you're smoking cigarettes, cigars or something a bit more "exotic", coughing is both an inevitable consequence as well as hugely annoying. Help it go down a bit smoother with some honey.

Photo by Dino Giordano

Honey is already known to be a relatively effective home remedy for soothing coughs in sick children. By drinking a bit when you smoke — before and during — you're soothing the harsh effect of smoke on your esophagus. It won't completely eliminate all the pain (particularly if you're inhaling deeply and frequently), and it won't help with any of the health-related risks, but it should help take the edge off. The edge that you want to take off, that is.

Pro tip: Eat honey before you smoke, reduce/eliminate coughing. [Reddit]


    Or.... Don't smoke in the first place...


      Seems more like a pro tip for beginners.

      Last edited 30/04/14 1:08 pm

    Seriously Evan?

    Can we have an article on how to avoid track marks when I'm shooting up, please.

    This is in the health section.

    Did the world run out of real health news?

    Yes, pain and coughing is your body's way of telling you you're doing something stupid. I'm disappointed that lifehacker would run a story like this. This could be the difference between a kid deciding smoking's a terrible idea, and not. Between them dying a painful death from cancer 30 years from now, and not.

    If you're going to post an article like this, at least have the decency to link to some resources to help people quit smoking:

    And some others outlining the dangers:

    Lifehacker should be focused on helping people better themselves and their lives, not help begin an addiction that will ruin their health and sap their finances.

    Some people enjoy smoking (whether cigarettes, pipe, cigar, or more 'interesting' materials). This is a helpful article for them.

    Cue the outrage and gnashing of teeth. The suggestion that smoking is equivalent to doing needle drugs is particularly hilarious.

    Personally as a cigar smoker, I don't have a problem with coughing or sore throats but to each their own.

    ...I will admit that 'health' was probably an unfortunate 'best fit' category though. trololol

    Last edited 05/05/14 3:46 pm

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