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What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Many: Anyone can suffer serious effects from cigarette smoking. Smoking cigarettes can cause lung, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and make all respiratory problems (asthma, ear infections, bronchitis, sinus infections, emphysema) much worse. Smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth, nails and tongue, causing terrible breath.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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The sooner you stop smoking the less you are likely to have problems from it
Nov 23, 2011
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Same as anyone else: Smoking side effects are the same in all human beings, male or female, old or young. They build up over time and are related to how long and how much you smoke. Cough, increased mucus, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart and other vascular disease (arteriosclerosis), head and neck cancer and lung cancer. Also bad breath, discolored skin, nails, lips, premature aging of skin with wrinkles.
Dr. Manel Silva
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Many: Everyone is at risk of many problems related to cigarette smoking. It can affect your lungs (pneumonia), your heart (abnormal rhythm), and increase your risk of cancer. If you're on birth control, it increases your risk of getting blood clots. If you get pregnant, it can cause many dangerous problems for your pregnancy. If you are struggling to quit smoking, talk to a provider.

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