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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Good question: To attribute recurrent pleuritis to smoking cigarettes is perhaps problematic. I'm not an expert in recurring pleuritis but i would be looking for o ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No real difference: What counts is the total amount of tars and other carcinogenic substances found in smoke, not whether you use one brand or twenty. Some brands have m ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
So you started when: You were 12? Let's hope you stay off. The nicotine addicts, the tobacco causes dna damage. Do not relapse. Your amount of smoking is one element, th ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Some chance: The use of cigarettes increases the risk of malignancy after 15 to 20 yr of smoking. Additional genetic risks may also contribute. Quitting smoki ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Odds are good.: There are 42 known carcinogens in cigarettes, so chances are one of them will get you.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Bozzuto
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Serious consequence: Smoking causes more than four in five cases of lung cancer. Lung cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all cancers. Tobacco smoke contains m ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Best NONE: Both direct and secondhand smoking of tobacco (and marijuana) are unsafe. 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. Even one ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Tobacco: When burned produces a number of arylhydrocarbons, and other carcinogens that directly attack human dna leading to mutations. Some are repaired, othe ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Nobody truly knows: but the chronic irritation of certain aromatic hydrocarbons in the smoke ("tars") progressively irritates cells, increases the number that die, with n ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not known: It takes years for cancer to develop and electronic cigarettes have not been around long enough. However, no good can come from using any tobacco prod ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: It depends on many factors, but from the practical standpoint, who cares? The important things are: if you don't smoke (or use any tobacco product), n ... Read More

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