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Second Hand Pot Smoke
Risks less but there: While the odds are less, secondhand smoke has been linked to the development of emphysema and heart disease, just like smoking. So not as intensely risky as smoking, but still risky. People who live with smokers do need to be careful and mind their own health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: 1) Ecig produce vapor not smoke. Tobacco smoke has over 4000 ingredients. Ecig vapor has only what's in the liquid used - glycerine and nicotine if flavorless. 2) The expression "second-hand smoke" is a very effective piece of anti-smoking propaganda used all the time by public health officials and physicians yet there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support it's existence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is second hand marijuana smoke like second hand ciigeratte smoke ..if exposed to marijuana smoke but you don't smoke it ..will it enter your system.?
Yes: All those who inhale even small amounts of smoke will have ash deposits in their nasal passages that can leak canabanoids into your system. The amount may or may not reach a level detected by usual testing methods.(Depending on your proximity to the users and the duration of exposure) ...Read more
Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?
Yes: Cigarette smoke carries lots of carcinogens and is toxic to smokers and non smokers alike, regardless of who "owns" it. Don't smoke and stay away from places where people do. ...Read more
Depends on how much: Pollution and how much smoking. If you live in beijing, the answer might be pollution is as bad or worse than a half-pack of cigarettes per day. If you live in the average american city, smoking is much worse if you are smoking more than a cigarette or two per day. Air pollution has different toxins and they may be worse for some people- like hydrogen sulfide and particulate matter. ...Read more
Hard to Say: I know of no research indicating either the safety or the dangers of Second-Hand Smoke from E-Cigs. At the very least consider the courtesy of inflicting your vapors on others. ...Read more
It is bad regardless: Second hand smoke is bad for you anyway. Disease in relation to first hand or second hand smoke is well proven especially with lung cancer and it is dose dependent. I have not come across enough research to link the two together. I recommend you stay away from second hand smoke regardless. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, smoke is a very potent irritant and any form of exposure will affect an infant. The infant will have exposure from smoke on clothing, hair, skin especially if the smoker is the care taker. This will predispose your infant to a variety of health issues including frequent upper respiratory problems, increase risk for asthma and progressive lung problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Decreased oxygen: Second hand smoke is as much nicotene, carbon monoxide inhation as you smoking a cigarette--especially in a room without fresh air flowing in. Cigarette smoke is inhaled. The carbon monoxide binds to your circulating red blood cells. They have a higher affinity for hemoglobin then oxygen. The carbon monoxide starves the brain of oxygen. This dialates cerebral blood vessels and causes headaches. ...Read more
Possibly.. : There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc. ...Read more
Either can be bad: For any exposure to a health hazard the amount and duration have to be considered along with the individual's health status. The term "second hand smoke" is thrown around a lot but it doesn't have any specific meaning. The important thing to remember is that you want to avoid toxins as best you can and keep your body healthy so that it can deal with what you are are exposed to. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Because these particulates can enter your nasal and lung airways and stay there for a lengthy period, it is unlikely anything will remove all traces until weeks have passed.Nasal saline wash can reduce the residual, but trace amounts can be detected in the blood from break down products of the particulate for some time. ...Read more
I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I passed by a smoker who exhaled cigarette smoke. I inhaled that smoke.Can this smoke inhalation cause lung cancer?
Unlikely: While second hand smoke is not good, an occasional exposure is not likely to materially change your risk for lung cancer. Please note that about 10% of lung cancers occur in non-smokers. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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