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Dr. Victor Hirsch jr.

Hematology and Oncology
TX
male

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Hematology and Oncology

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English

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Hirsch jr.
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Possible infection: Mold in a bong or bubbler could possibly infect the lung since mucous that normally protects lung lining may not be as protective in chronic smoker. Also "mold" could also have other organisms such as legionella or other serious bacteria in the water that could cause serious infection to others using equipment.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Hirsch jr.
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
No such thing.: Smoke that enters your lungs or even oral/nasal passages has multiple toxins that are absorbed. Second hand smoke in some cases can be more dangerous but cigarette smoke still causes damage over time no matter the route or the manner of its intake.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Hirsch jr.
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Not a Failure: There will be stumbling blocks along the way. Most studies suggest not trying to quit all at once but gradually as you use all the aids available to you, including enrolling in smoking cessation program. It is a chemical addiction/dependence and didn't get that way overnight so the urge will not go away overnight. Important point is to want to quit, have plan and work toward completing the plan.

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hirsch jr. is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hirsch jr. is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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