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jjmitchem
05-30-2013, 08:22 PM
Ok. Been wanting to ask this for a while but it is really stupid sounding

Does anyone else get the hiccups when smoking a pipe?

Every now and then I get a full blown attack of the hiccups

I know that swallowing air can cause hiccups but why with pipe smoking and not a cigar? And I cannot figure out what I'm doing differently when I get them

Ok. You all have permission to have a good ROTFLMAO at my expense
:r

688sonarmen
05-30-2013, 08:52 PM
Not yet, but I can imagine that could cause a mess!

emopunker2004
05-30-2013, 09:01 PM
Maybe the looser draw?

MajorCaptSilly
05-30-2013, 09:55 PM
It has happened to me. You're taking in air along with the smoke. I think it happens more often when you take in long draws as with a cigar or puff constantly vs taking a couple puffs and taking a short rest. Not a dumb question at all!

MCS

RevSmoke
05-30-2013, 10:48 PM
No, I haven't had it happen. BUT, I have a buddy who has the same problem.

hazydat620
05-30-2013, 11:45 PM
I get them sometimes when I smoke on a empty stomach:sh

jjmitchem
05-30-2013, 11:46 PM
I get them sometimes when I smoke on a empty stomach:sh

You know. I think that's when it happens to me also

emopunker2004
05-30-2013, 11:52 PM
Chappy I found this:

"The respiratory and the circulatory system are most affected by tobacco use. Once in the bloodstream, nicotine activates cholinergic receptors. These receptors are usually activated by the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, which is produced in the brain and by neurons in the nervous system. Acetylcholine and its receptors are involved in many functions; including muscle movement, breathing, heart rate, learning, and memory. Nicotine's chemical makeup is similar to the Acetylcholine and therefore able to activate the receptors. When nicotine gets into the brain, it attaches to acetylcholine receptors and mimics the actions of acetylcholine. But, it can disrupt the normal functioning of the nervous system where information adjusts the outgoing messages that control contraction or changing in breathing patterns, resulting in a hiccup."

http://www.helium.com/items/1395150-why-does-smoking-cause-hiccups

jjmitchem
05-30-2013, 11:58 PM
Funny how cigars don't do it though

emopunker2004
05-31-2013, 12:10 AM
Funny how cigars don't do it though

True. Article also mentions swallowing too much air. Could be that or could be a combo of the two.

Commander Quan
05-31-2013, 01:04 PM
No but I have sneezed while clenching a pipe on two different occasions. That's a mess.

emopunker2004
05-31-2013, 01:13 PM
No but I have sneezed while clenching a pipe on two different occasions. That's a mess.

:r

jjmitchem
05-31-2013, 10:00 PM
No but I have sneezed while clenching a pipe on two different occasions. That's a mess.

No sneeze. But I've coughed.

Luckily my wife didn't see the mess otherwise I'd never live that down.

badbriar
08-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Try this...just lightly sip - don't take deep or long draws. Also serves to give better flavor.