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 my son is a pot smoker?
my son smoked pot but now he stopped. how can i get him to start again?...

 how can i quite smoking?

 What can be done about the swine flu?
I know doctors would recommend rest, drink fluids.

Is there a swine flu vaccine? Should I get injected?...

 2nd hand smoking ?
i heard that 2nd hand smoking is more harmful than 1st hand smoking

2nd hand smoking occurs when a non-smoker are breathing in the smoke beside the smoker

so to prevent the dmg ...

 Should I breathe today?
well...should I?...

 What's the best way to get rid of excess mucus and chest congestion?

 My mum has been in hospital for 3 months.....?
and is due to come home in about two weeks. She is 77yrs old and had pnuemonia,septicimia and a hole in her lung. The doctors said she would not make it, but today she had a home visit to see how she ...

 I have chronic asthma. My co-worker loves to wear perfume & scented lotions. How do I ask her to stop?
She knows this agravates my asthma & seems concerned when I have my attacks (which are getting progressively worse) but doesn't understand perfumed air fresheners are the same as perfumes. H...

 Help me. My wife is pregnant and she's cold. She's coguhing and has sore throat what is good for her?

 smoking and kissing someone with asthma?
is it possible that someone with asthma couldn't kiss someone that's smoked anything from cigars to weed. they couldn't kiss them for a month so they can get all of it out of there ...

 if i smoke only 2 times (TWICE) a week will that still kill me?
and if so...is there a safe frequency of smoking?? how many times a week or a month can i smoke and not get killed??...

 I smoked a cigarette and it burned the back of my throat?
It was my first time smoking a cigarette.
When I inhaled it burned the back of my throat. Is that normal, and I'll get used to it? Or what?
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 I think it is time for me to stop smoking help how did you do it?
the things i am worring about is my family will keep on about it while I am stopping I think I will go to Doctors clinic to help has any one else done this years ago I tried with patches but I kept ...

 How long does it take to get nicotine out of your system?
I've supposed to quit smoking for months, due to an up-coming operation, can anyone tell me how long it takes the nicotine to get out of my system, or anyway to get it out quickly, besides not ...

 I recently smoked a cigar and i felt sick after. Why?
im new to smoking cigars and have never smoked one to myself. About 20 minutes after finishing the cigar i felt very sick. Does anyone know why and have suggestions about what i can do to prevent ...

 Who here loves smoking?
Who here absolutely loves smoking?...

 I've had a cold for over two weeks, what's up?
I've been really congested for over two weeks now and within the last week I have developed a cough that I believe is from all the excess mucus my body is producing. The thing is, besides the ...

 I've been coughing nonstop for about a week now...Just started drinking robotussin but it's not helping;
Well the cough went from a very wet cough to a dry one but I still have a lot of snot that I constantly have to tend to... What do you think the problem might be. I have to go to my doctor later ...

 smoking ?????
why is smoking bad for you and how you cut down what it can do to you ???...

 32 days smoke free? Feeling weird?
I still not feeling good. Still have this anxiety a running thoughts in my head ending up searching for symptoms to what I feel. I hate this. When will this subside? Give me "ANSWERS" ...

It's snot!!!!!!! What exactly is the purpose of snot?
I'ts annoying and makes you cranky when you have a cold but never seems to have a purpose.What exactly is the purpose?

clean out your system and get rid of germs

Blue Haired Old Lady
To wash germs out of your sinuses and nose.

Matt S
to clean out all of the foreign junk that gets trapped up in your nostrils

Mucous is actually used to help fight/block bacteria from entering your body! It catches passing bacteria and prevents them from getting into your system. But yes, I have a cold as well, and it is really annoying. ^^

Vive l' √Čire!!!
pretty much the same as earwax. it stops bugs and dirt frm getting up your nose, instead it all gets stuck in the snot and the snot gets expelled from the nose. it does the same with bacteria.

to keep germs out.

mucous is only excessive when the membranes are inflamed with a cold or to flush out dust or other particles.

Mainly to keep your air warm and moist. So you lose less heat via breathing.
Helps trap dirt before it enters your respiratory system aka your lungs. Works with your nose hair. It's not really meant to be in excess ( yes colds are irritating. ) other than that it has not much function. Some people say it's meant to keep your nasal passage safe by forming a moist film over the otherwise exposed passage but I think that's nonsense. Ok so thats all there is. Snot. Some people put it on elevator buttons. ARGH.

Snot keeps germs and dust from going up your nose.

For cleaning out your system hun!

Dixie N
Snot keeps germs and dust from going up your nose.

Amy B-G
snot is even there when you don't have a cold. while you have the virus it's purpose is to get rid of the germs, when you're notsick it's purpose is to keep dust and such particles out of your system.

You eat it.

The Irish Lass
Im eating maaaaan!!!!!!!(Its mucus...it cleans out all the yucky germs in the nose I suppose,and it protects ya from infections...now...back to my monster munch taytos!)

Matt A
The nose filters, heats and humidifies the air you breath in. We are designed to breath air in through our noses.

The snot helps to catch foreign objects and debris so it can be "blown" out. It also will help flush out irritants.

well, snot was made my all of the dirt particles that u get in ur nose when u sniff in. the pupose is...........there is no purpose it gets there by accident.

Along with the tiny hairs in your nose it traps all of the dirt and bacteria you breathe in to stop it going into your lungs.

Annoying, but useful!

Snot, is a mucus that is in your nose. It traps dirt and other things inside your nose to prevent it from getting into your body. If you did not have snot, you would get all the things that you breath into in your body. This would not be good. Snot serves the same purpose as your eyelid does. It is a protective function that gets allergens out of your body. I know this a little jumbled, but hopefully you get the basic reason as to why it is in your knows.

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