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smoking cigarettes after concussion

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
What is "THAT?": Smoking cigarettes is the equivalent of sucking on the tailpipe of a running car. It fills your blood up with CARBON MONOXIDE & this reduces O2 t ... Read More
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Dr. Diane stoler
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes: Smoking affects the amount of oxygen to the brain.

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
OK: Might be OK but none too smart. Should really consider quitting while you are young.
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
ConcussionDiscussion: You really need to think about what "OK" means, not only to you but to those who are part of your world.
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not dangerous now: You are not in short term danger from smoking and the hookah, but Smoking long term has serious consequences including emphasima and lung cancer. Smo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
YES: It is slow suicide!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Many: 1respiratory problems like copd, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath 2lung cancer 3coronary artery disease leading to angina and heart attack 4block ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Woods
35 years experience Internal Medicine
It's medical problem: Tobacco dependence is considered a medical condition or 'diagnosis'. Just like dependence on alcohol, or even prescription drugs, it is very much a me ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Woods
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Only in peoples mind: There is no safe level of tobacco. Smoking is linked to such a long list of medical problems - the space here is too short. However, it has a powerful ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Mood changes: Nicotine has both stimulating and relaxing effects, and with cigarettes persons addicted are very good a titrating the amount of nicotine for desired ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Quit smoking: There are no health benefits to smoking. Also second hand smoke is harmful to others including risk to baby during pregnancy. You will look and feel b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Be smart: Anyone who tries to get you to smoke isn't your friend. It's an addiction that will ruin your health and ultimately very likely kill you. Just don't s ... Read More

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