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Has any snuffer had coronavirus

Has any snuffer on here tested positive for coronavirus? I am trying to get a picture to see if snuffers are at a statistically reduced risk.


  • volungevolunge Member
    edited April 30 PM
    Unconfirmed/not tested. There are quite a few CoVs, actually. They cause acute, mild upper respiratory infection (aka common cold, which - as most of us know - can knock a man down, too). Most common CoV strains are 229E and OC43. How common? About one in five colds is due to CoVs. Curious fact - as you may already know, less elaborate antibody tests are not selective enough and don't distinguish one strain from another.

    At my rough estimation, so far my "common cold" cases total at 70 (at least). So, there's pretty lifey probability I've had a bunch of them, CoVs, and I've been on good terms with tobacco for my last 25 years.
  • Volunge, your a genius.  I hate to say it but you sound like Dr Barb, my wife and life partner.  

    Can I drill down to this particular virus.  I am getting quite a lot of feed back from other forums that are backing up my theory that snuff may have a slight protective nature.  I just want to see if anyone here has had it, please let me know if you suspect you have had it or had it medically confirmed.

    Volunge, anything you can add?
  • All the Snuffers could have it and be assymptomatic also, which would be much more significant in illustrating a protective effect.
  • RoderickRoderick Member
    Yes, I suspect that it might possibly result in reduced symptoms, if at all.
  • Betty_BWBetty_BW Member
    I wonder if a nasal swab liberally coated with snuff would be testable. 
  • mrmanosmrmanos Member
    Perhaps snuff makes the nasal passages inhospitable to the coronavirus. I've noticed that I rarely get colds or flu over the years I have taken snuff. Coincidence? I don't know. I'm still wearing a mask when I go into the stores here. But I don't wear it when I'm outside.
  • volungevolunge Member
    Extra fine snuffs with slaked lime or those cruder ones, reeking with ammonia, would fall among first to test, if I were to conduct a study.
  • Ive always been the last person in the house to get sick, if at all. Given I just started snuffing in February, although ive been a heavy nicotine user for nearly 15yrs. As far as I remember ive rarely been sick over that time.
  • JohanoJohano Member
    Snuff kept in nose surely provides extra filter beyond mask
  • Well as of yesterday one of my coworkers has a positive test, im going for 1 tomorrow as weve been working on top of each other for 5 months now. I dont have symptoms, he didnt have any last I knew either but his wife felt sick last week and tested positive.
  • RoderickRoderick Member
    Best of luck Snuffalufagis.
  • So interesting topic
    I have been snuffing since 2 years about 20g every 2 weeks
    Considering I have problems with my nose because I have very often my nostrils closed never had a cold these years

    Plus my parents had covid in April and I lived with them during the quarantine and done the test and I never had covid
    I have always suspected snuff helped me through this

    By the way it is possibile to get covid by stroking eyes with infected hands that is something to consider too
  • GormurGormur Member
    They say it's similar to the cold, which I've never had.  I haven't had a virus since I was 7 and that was bronchitis which almost killed me before I got medicine; the doctors mistook it for the flu and I'd to wait a few weeks to see if it really was bronchitis or not; I guess it's rare

    I knew it was and they didn't ;)
  • Test is Negative
  • RoderickRoderick Member
    Great to hear Snuffalufagis.
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