I know in some dialects of Southwestern Mandarin 吸 is read
jie. This is most likely due to the fact that 吸 is made up of 口 + 及 and 及 is read
jie in these same topolects.
Does this phenomenon occur in any other Sinitic topolects? I know, for instance, that 酝酿 read
wen rang is common through a few different languages. So it may be that 吸,
jie is also common at the grassroots.