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A 20-year-old male asked:

Why i feel chest tightness after smoking?i am 20 years old and i smoke for 1.5 year.today i felt chest aches close to left lungs nd shortness of breathing just after smoking.is it lungs cancer? should i be worried? no family history of lungs cancer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Anytime you smoke you are subject to developing lung cancer and or oral cancer. At 20 years of age if you keep this habit you will develop future problems. Have yourself examined now for your symptoms and try chewing sugarless gum.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Quit smoking while you are ahead. You risk multiple cancers, e.g, mouth, esophagus, pancreas, larynx - voice box, lungs and more.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2022

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