I remember reading somewhere or other that snuff takers get fewer colds.
I'm half prepared to believe this, as there is a newish product on the market that claims to prevent colds.
It's a nasal spray, and when you get past all the mumbo jumbo, it turns out that it's simply designed to irritate the nasal membranes into producing more mucus.
Our bodies use this same mechanism when we have a cold- we get a runny nose which helps to physically flush out viruses.
The idea behind the spray is that you use it to give yourself a runny nose before your body 'realises' it has a cold, thus giving you a head start against the cold.
Is it possible, therefore, that snuff could have a similar preventative quality, thus leading to these assertions that snuffers get fewer colds?
I'm interested in hearing the experience of more experienced snuffers, and whether or not you believe this to be true?