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Can I smoke cigarettes when taking allergy and sinus medications?

Paul M. Ehrlich, MD
Allergy & Immunology
You can do anything you want. If you have allergies serious enough to require treatment and you still haven't quit smoking, nothing I can say will persuade you.  But smoking will shorten your life regardless.  Quitting will help your allergies and make you healthier in the long run.
No, some allergy and sinus medications may interact with the chemicals in cigarettes. Smoking itself can make your allergy symptoms worse, so you may want to consider quitting as part of your allergy treatment plan. Smoking can make asthma control and symptoms much worse as well.

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