When you smoke, do you swallow the smoke?!
No, you can only swallow food and drinks. You inhale and exhale smoke when you breathe it in and out using your lungs. Food and drinks are swallowed and go through your esophagus. Smoke goes through your trachea and in and out of your lungs. You can't really swallow smoke, you're supposed to breathe it in and exhale. You're not dumb for asking this, I didn't know either until I smoked for the first time. It's just something that you have to think about. If it's in the air and it's not a solid or liquid, then technically you can't swallow it. You can only breathe it in or out. Hope this helps.
No you just breathe it into your lungs, and it burns. Knowing how addictive nicotine is, you might be better off not knowing.