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A 18-year-old male asked:

Hello, i am male 18 years old and i have arachnoid cyst in the back of my brain that the doctor said i have since i was born. my question is, is the cyst going to grow with smoking cigarettes ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely...but: These are often symptom free growths that nicotine is unlikely to alter. What nicotine will do to a late teen/early 20's brain is peak it's addictive qualities not seen in older patients. If you are truly interested in a better quality of life you will avoid the nicotine trap altogether.

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Last updated Sep 22, 2019

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