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A 21-year-old male asked:

Can smoking block gaining muscle mass while on an exercise program?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Not that I know of: But it does all kinds of other terrible things to you, including increasing the amount of carbon monoxide in your blood, robbing your muscles of needed oxygen during exercise, not to mention increasing your chances of ultimately getting bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease and cancer. Good for you for wanting exercise, now do something even more important for health and life - quit smoking!
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