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Midlothian, IL
A 24-year-old male asked:

My uncle isnt going to quit smoking, so what are things other than quitting he can do to reduce risk of cancer and other tobacco related diseases?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Many things: first and foremost, CUT DOWN. The less you smoke, the less damage it does. Change the way you smoke - don't inhale deeply and breathe out through your nose to increase absorption of both nicotine and "tars." Consider e-cigarettes, which while not considered "safe," are certainly safer than combusted cigarettes. He can reduce YOUR chances (and others) of cancer etc. by not smoking around you.
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