Ok. I'd like to start by saying I am well aware most of you are probably not doctors, so, whatever advice you give, im treating it like unprofessional dvice, and I'm just looking for opinions. So today I woke up with sinus problems, which I blamed on alergies. I'm not overly sensative to nature, but when pollen counts get high, like they were today in my area, then I start to feel it. Anyway. I've head a bit of a congested head, I started sneezing at about 11 PM and just not I started coughing out blood from my throat. The time now is 2 AM. Now, those are my symptons. I should state now that I've been a smoker for about four years, two packs a week for the first 3 years, about pack a day the past 5 months. Now, recently in an attempt to both save money and cut my smoking habbit down, I switched from smoking cigarettes to smoking pipe. I'm just wondering if anyone knows if it is possible that my symptons today could be caused by pipe smoking. I made the switch less than a week ago. I wasnt sure if there are any different health risks to smoking a pipe as compared to a cigarette. I'm about a month away from getting insurance through work, so unless im vommitting up buckets of blood, im not seeing a doctor. Any thoughts?