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A 22-year-old male asked:

proof for smoking stunted growth at a young age? used to smoke the hookah daily at 15 and quit at 18, did i stunt my height and overall body growth?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
You are...: ...22 years old. Your growth is done. I know of no way to look back in time and see exactly how much your growth was stunted, if at all, by smoking.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18346909 nothing about the hookah in the study, but cigarettes definitely do slow growth.

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