I get colds frequently and bronchitis once or twice a year (this has happened since I was about 7, well before I smoked weed). In fact I've got a mild cold right now - woke up with a headache, and my nose has been alternating between stuffed up and runny all day. I'm still smoking though, although exclusively out of water-filtered pieces like bubblers and bongs. I find that helps cut down on the throat irritation, along with taking smaller hits.
If you feel PAIN when taking a hit, however, I would say cease and desist smoking immediately and contact a doctor if you get any worse.:cool027:
I've never really found smoking while sick to be worth it. Maybe if it's mild, like just a stuffy nose and a cough or something, but if it's any respectable illness, I usually don't get very high, and sometimes even feel worse than I did sober. Usually I just hold onto my buds and put them to better use when I get better (tolerance will go down as well. Hooray!)
^^^ couldnt agree more, some times it makes me feel even more sick because of the drug that it is. I usaly cant even handle any kind of smoke when im sick and on the bright side its lettin your tolerence go back down!~