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A 17-year-old female asked:

I've been smoking for 3 years and i play football and hockey. why doesn't the smoke affect me when i run? most games i'm never outta breath!?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Smoke: Because you are young, keep doing it and you will be walking around with an inhaler in a few years...
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Agree. And then oxygen tank a few years later.
Sep 3, 2013
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
To Be So Young?: Really? Because your body has built in mechanisms to try to counter any negative things you do or are exposed to. But, if you keep using up the excess protection your body has you will very soon look and feel very much older than your age.

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