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What would happen if you don't inhale...?
Diet & Health / 11:34 PM - Sunday May 02, 2010

what would happen if you don't inhale...?

Ok i'm debating with my friend that if you just put your mouth on a cigarette or a weed pipe WITHOUT inhaling it or exhaling it, smoke would come out of your mouth. I'm saying that smoke won't come out and he's saying it will. Which one of us is right thx

- Asked by musicplayer5, A Guy Critical, Male, 26-28, Ottawa

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Just a wild guess here, but: Have you already inhaled?

- Response by 1junebug, A Cool Mom, Female, 36-45

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Maybe just a touch if you only put it to your lips but did nothing at all to draw it in - or maybe not. More if you filled your mouth but didn't draw the smoke into your lungs. But even then, you'd probably get some amount nicotine (or THC if it was weed) in your system through the mucous membranes in your mouth. So either of you could be right, since the question was inhalation but didn't specify whether there was any draw at all.

- Response by theghoststhatsellmemories, A Creative, Female, 46-55

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Inhale is not the same as drawing smoke into just your mouth. So if you draw smoke but don't inhale, smoke will still come out of your mouth without inhaling.

- Response by diglebe2, A Guy Critical, Male, 36-45, Self-Employed

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if you draw off like you do a straw, then a cigeratte or pipe will pull smike into the mouth and then smoke will oome out the mouth because it has no place to go.

if you inhale, then the smoke go's in the lungs( huge mistake)
so then there is no smoke in the mouth anymore and it won't come out until you ex-hale.


- Response by allie112, A Trendsetter, Female, 46-55, Who Cares?

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I don't think it would not for a cigarette but a lit pipe might expel a small ammount.

- Response by frenchkiss49, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Tampa, Who Cares?

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If you open your mouth and put something that is smoking into it, nothing will happen. But, not inhaling some of that smoke would be almost impossible. You would have to totally hold your breath while allowing the pipe or cigarette to sit idlly in there.

What would be the purpose? IJA

Basically the answer is no smoke would come out of your mouth because nothing was BREATHED into your lungs; which means your lungs would have nothing to EXPEL out again.

- Response by randyl, A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Los Angeles, Who Cares?

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It will. Just because you don't inhale, it doesn't mean the chemicals can't get into the inside of your mouth and affect you. The smoke will go into your mouth.. not really your lungs but when you exhale there will be some smoke, even if its only a very little bit.

Puff puff pass man. :)

- Response by desota18, A Creative, Male, 22-25, Self-Employed

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Basic physics will tell you that if there is no pressure gradient there will also be no air movement. In any dynamic system the moving components of that system will always seek to normalize, or equalize. So, if by not inhaling you mean there was no vacuum being applied to one end of the tube (means you no suck) there will be no smoke movement. Basically, no, you can't get her high like that when she's passed out, and you're high enough if this is the topic that triggers debate.

- Response by spiralnotebook, A Guy Critical, Male, 36-45, Celebrity

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