Doctor insights on:
Breathing Exhaust Worse Hand Cigarette Smoke
Isn't breathing car exhaust as bad, or worse for a child than breathing second hand cigarette smoke?
Cigarettes worse: Both are really bad for you, in different ways. It doesn't matter which is worse, they are both dangerous, avoid them. Both have carbon monoxide. Cigarette smoke has 10 times more particles than car exhaust and over 4000 other toxic chemicals. Car exhaust has both small particles which get trapped in your lungs and free radicals created by the catalytic converter which also damage lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing to choose: Both are bad in different ways. Tobacco smoke predisposes to heart attacks, aggravates respiratory problems and may marginally increase the risk of cancers. Auto exhaust causes respiratory damage, carbon monoxide poisoning and depending on the type of exhaust may increase the risk of cancers. ...Read more
Why do I always experience chest pain, my neck tightening, wheezing, fatigue, coughing, and difficulty breathing when I smell cigarette smoke?
Reactive Airway: This could be a reactive airway response. Cigarette smoke has thousands of chemicals and carcinogens which irritate our airway. This is a response of the airway being irritated ...Read more
Toxic level: Cigarette smoking puts the toxins directly into your lungs and your body in a concentrated form. Auto exhaust is diluted by the time you might inhale it. Would you bend down, and directly inhale the exhaust from your car? Then consider what you are doing when you smoke - and stop altogether. ...Read more
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 2 more doctor answers
No: However, if you smell cigarette smoke it means you are inhaling small quantities of it. This is second-hand smoke. Occasional inhalation of smoke does not likely cause problems in most people, although people with asthma or other respiratory conditions may be unusually sensitive to its effects. Regular inhalation of smoke however can cause increase in infection and even potentially cancer. ...Read more
Cigarette smoke like smell yet no one smokes. Cough, dry sore throat, nasal burns. Better when outside of house. Difficult breathing at times. ?
Dryness: If you are exposed to frequent air conditioning you may be dealing with excessive dryness in your house. Occasionally asthma may present as a persistent dry cough also. Do you have any pets? Try to get rid of any dust collecting objects in your bedroom,also. See a pulmonologist if breathing difficulties persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Breathing second hand marijuana smoke
- Second hand e cigarette smoke
- Which is worse cigarettes or exhaust
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Breathing in second hand smoke
- Hands shake when i smoke cigarettes bad
- Electronic cigarette second hand smoke
- Is second hand smoke worse?
- Talk to a preventive medicine specialist online for free