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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Of course it does. Run into a burning building and take a deep breath....
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Hookah: A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke tobacco, often flavored. Thought some filtering may be its effect, tobacco still has substances that will dama ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Lot of studies indicate smoking associates with many cancers, like lung cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, etc. Smoking also associates with c ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: It may be that they are less bad for your health than smoking tobacco, but that is not to say that they are harmless. The vapor from electronic contr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not tobacco: But the cartridges contain a liquid form of nicotine that is vaporized by the device. It can be dangerous if ingested, particularly by children.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Even hookah is harmful.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
It can be: Sometimes, if inhaled more deeply, it can cause more trouble in the long-run. Also, if it is more pleasant, you may use it more frequently than cigar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Absolutely: absolutely
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Its the same tobacco you get in a cigarette, without the benefit of a filter. Any combustion product that you intentionally inhale into your lungs is ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Safer, not without: Elctric cigarettes provide nicotine, the substance that induces addiction and craving of smoking. Regular cigarettes contain many other chemical subst ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
Great question: I don't know exact amount. Like to hear other physicians closer to the research, but why any toxin to our pretty bad postindustrial environment?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Smoking: In long run, both are as bad.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: the smoking ritual itself, whether cigarettes, pipes or tobacco produces a psychological dependency, and the nicotine is absorbed through the mucous m ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Both have nicotine, both cause COPD and lung cancer as well as a host of other issues including higher risk of heart disease.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A Hooka?: Do you mean a nicotine e-cigarette or inhaling tobacco via a hooka? The nicotine would not affect the asthma much if at all but I am not aware that ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Second hand smoke can harm anyone's health, and children and infants are particularly sensitive to the effects of second hand smoke (development of as ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
YES: Numerous studies have shown that marijuana smoke contains carcinogens, and irritates the lungs. Marijuana smoke contains 50-70% more carcinogenic hydr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: the question isn't whether they are harmful - nicotine is addictive, causes blood vessels to constrict and reduces blood flow to heart, brain and vita ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Mull
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The nicotine has inherent health problems but much less than all the other stuff in the smoke
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: Inhaled smoke of any source over a prolonged period of time is harmful to the developing fetus.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Second-hand: Assuming your frequency of exposure to cigarettes is the same as primary vs secondary exposure, the second-hand smoke is worse because it's not filter ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yup & yes both bad: Both cause nicotine addiction. Both cause cancer. Both are yukky. Smoking is worse for the lungs, dipping is worse for the gums, teeth, and breath. ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably - Addictive: Yes, they are promoted as safer because of lack of many oxidation byproducts produced by burning tobacco ; this is true. They supply nicotine to keep ... Read More
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