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Doctor insights on: Are There Any Health Benefits To Smoking Cigarettes Or Pipe Tobacco

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Is smoking out of a tobacco pipe more harmful or addictive then just smoking cigarettes?

Is smoking out of a tobacco pipe more harmful or addictive then just smoking cigarettes?

Probably: The amount of nicotine and chemicals in the bowl of a pipe is many times greater than a cigarette. Don't let the idea of not inhaling fool you. These chemical can be absorbed through the lining on your mouth, nose and throat. QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD GOOD LUCK ...Read more

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The difference between just plain cigarettes and smoking tobacco out of a pipe? Any at all?

The difference between just plain cigarettes and smoking tobacco out of a pipe?  Any at all?

Few things: Generally pipe smokers buy loose tobacco so there may be less hidden carcinogens unless you roll your own cigarettes. Pipe smokers may or may not inhale as deeply but can inhale deeper. In general, you ask for trouble with both. ...Read more

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Can you get cardiovascular disease from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco?

Can you get cardiovascular disease from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco?

Absolutely: One of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular disease is smoking. It causes both the blood vessels to the heart as well as those to the rest of the body to become narrowed and diseased. Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to extend your life. Chewing tobacco carries less of a risk than smoking, but studies show health risks with heart attacks as well. ...Read more

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Can you get lung cancer from smoking tobacco / nicotine free herbal cigarettes?

Can you get lung cancer from smoking tobacco / nicotine free herbal cigarettes?

Yes: Smoke is an irritant to the lining of the lungs, causing the body to react and "defend" against the irritation and try to remove the smoke particles. Some smoke compounds are known to cause cells to become cancerous. ...Read more

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Does smoking cigarettes have any health benefits?

Does smoking cigarettes have any health benefits?

Quit smoking: There are no health benefits to smoking. Also second hand smoke is harmful to others including risk to baby during pregnancy. You will look and feel better kicking the habit! ...Read more

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What will happen if i cut down smoking cigarettes / weed? Will i get any health benefits?

What will happen if i cut down smoking cigarettes / weed? Will i get any health benefits?

Much better: Stopping smoking is the best way to feel better ib many ways. Smoking weed can sometime cause kidney failure. Be careful. Quit. ...Read more

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What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

If it is not: Tobacco, it depends upon what is being burned and what is inhaled. The hookah passes the substasnce through water, and could abstract aqueous soluble products, but not lipophilic ones. One needs to read the label of active ingredients. If you don't know; don't do it. ...Read more

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Can there be any benefits about smoking tobacco?

Can there be any benefits about smoking tobacco?

Short answer-NO: Smoking relaxes people and feeds their nicotine habit, and without it, they are having nicotine fits ; are anxious, irritable, can't concentrate, eat more, gain weight etc etc etc. However, if they didn't start to begin with, none of those "benefits" would be there. So, the long answer is also no. Smoking complications sicken, hurt and kill more people (including non-smokers)than anything else. ...Read more

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How risky is smoking tobacco in a pipe?

How risky is smoking tobacco in a pipe?

DANGEROUS!: Tobacco, even smoking tobacco in a pipe is a known carcinogen and can cause cancer. There may or may not be less of a risk compared to cigarettes. Why take that chance? I suggest that you stop using it altogether! better safe than sorry. Oral cancer in on the rise! ...Read more