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how does smoking damage your body

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
Lungs/blood vessels: Right away the use of tobacco lowers you ability to fight lung infections. This bad effect takes about 4-6 weeks to wear off. With years of smoking, b ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Smoking: Chronic use affects lungs & cardiovascular systems. When emphysema and atherosclerosis start, it can be.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Smoking anything exposes you to lung disease, cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other issues.
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Deadly poison: Tobacco smoke is a deadly poison. It dramatically increases one's risk of many cancers including lung, head and neck, pancreatic, bladder, esophagus e ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience Family Medicine
LOTS: Smoking is harmful to every system in the body. From damaging lung tissue to building up placques in blood vessels to loss of skin elasticity can all ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Horlander
49 years experience Pulmonology
Smoking: Nothing good! wrinkles, cancer, vascular disease including heart attack and stroke and artery blockages in the legs, etc. If only 1 cigarette then ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Lung: Primarily the lungs, but also the mouth, throat, lips, stomach, heart, kidneys and bladder. Brain is included too. In fact every organ and tissue in t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not really: After you quit smoking, your risk of various cancers decreases and you can regain some lung function with exercise and healthy habits. However, the ef ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Not reaLLY: You can reverse some bad effects by quitting smoking as soon as possible.It can take upto a decade to come to the level of a nonsmoker.The part of lun ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes!!!: Congratulations on quitting! back in june, a study was published demonstrating that the longer one stops smoking, the better. This study also show ben ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
About 15 years: Your cancer risk will go back down to baseline after 15 years. However any damage done to lung capacity is permanent. (emphysema changes). At 33, now ... Read More

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