Our expert says:
It may be that you are allergic (ask your doctor to check your IGE blood levels)but smoking definitely increases your risk for flu and colds because it paralyses the cilia, the tiny hair-like structures that line the airways in the lungs. The cilia typically acts as little brooms that sweep out harmful bacteria and viruses and irritating substances like pollen. If possible try to stop smoking, and also take a immune booster like Immunochoice or Echinacea.
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