I always thought I was allergic to tobacco, because whenever I was around people who were smoking cigarrettes, especially in restaraunts and bars before the law went into effect, I'd start coughing and my sinuses in my nose would close up so that I couldn't even breathe out of my nose.
And then last week, my brother was smoking a cigar, and I got curious and tried a puff of it. The next morning when I woke up, my top lip had swelled up, and it was like that for most of the day. At first, I was trying to figure out what I'd eaten the day before that could have caused it, but as far as I know, I don't have any food allergies and hadn't eaten anything that I'd never eaten before. And then my brother reminded me that I'm allergic to tobacco, so the reaction was probably from having direct contact with a tobacco leaf.
When I looked it up on the internet, it basically came up with a bunch of websites that say tobacco allergies do not exist....
Is anyone here allergic to tobacco or knows anyone who is???