Is that nasty smoke that's created when shooting lead bullets harmful if you breathe it in? Is it any worse than shooting jacketed or plated bullets? I've begun shooting primarily lead (148gr DEWC from MO bullet company to be exact) bullets in .38spl to save money, and the only thing I don't like about them is that horrible smelling smoke they give off when you shoot them. I think it's from the lube they use on them, but not sure. Anyway, I was shooting some a few days ago and had a slight breeze blowing all that smoke back in my face, and ended up coughing up half a lung because I couldn't hardly breathe, and I was worried that maybe there's a bunch of lead particles or some other crap in the smoke that might give me cancer sooner than jacketed bullets will.