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how does cigarette smoking affect pneumonia

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
1 week: You need to stop smoking as this is never a good choice. But for practical purposes you need to remain 1 week at minimum without smoking.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can't say: “When someone stops using tobacco and nicotine products, it can take more than two weeks for the blood level of cotinine to drop to the level that a n ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
20 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: There are case reports of lipid based e cigarettes that cause lipid pneumonia. You should look at the formulation prior to choosing your e cigarettes.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Negative effects: Smoking has been linked scientifically to lung cancer, emphysema and a worsenting of asthma. Smoking has been linked to berger's disease, damage to b ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Cigarette smoke: Since cigarette smoking has lung damage and causes cancer it should be considered a legal drug.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Many ways: The first most important thing about quitting is ..Wanting to quit! there are a few medicines that can help like chantix, wellbutrin (bupropion) and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: It makes those who sell them fiancially healthier.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Social support: Social support helps--your doc or hospital may know of a group for you. Coffee/tea mugs, cigarettes, all give off a "i'm on a break message" to self ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
29 years experience Dentistry
Not Exactly: It does make diabetes harder to treat. I know of no demonstrated proof of cause & effect (smoking being a direct cause of diabetes) but it certainly c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Cigarette smoking: Being in an environment of second hand smoke can be very irritating. Often people will hyperventilate in that environment. Hyperventilation can trig ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
36 years experience Dentistry
It just as bad: People think because there is less tobacco or it's smoked through water it's filtered but that doesn't make it less strong. First of all you are smoki ... Read More
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