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Doctor insights on: Breathing Second Hand Marijuana Smoke

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Will second-hand marijuana smoke hurt my baby?

Will second-hand marijuana smoke hurt my baby?

Yes: Babies and children who passively smoke cigarettes or marijuana are not only set up for lifelong lung disease, the absorbed toxins also cause developmental and behavioral problems. Parents who are intoxicated, stoned or high should never be sole caretakers of infants or children because of the high risk of accidents. Legally, it's considered child abuse/neglect to do so. ...Read more

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Can you feel a buzz from second hand marijuana smoke?

Can you feel a buzz from second hand marijuana smoke?

Pot: Possible, depending on how much used & how long u been there. ...Read more

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How long is second hand marijuana smoke in the system?

Depends on dose: And frequency of exposure. Count on 1-10 days at least for a urine test and 90 days for a hair test. ...Read more

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Can second hand marijuana smoke get into someones system?

Can second hand marijuana smoke get into someones system?

Yes: The particulate matter that you gain when you smell or inhale second hand smoke can emit enough chemicals to test positive. The chance that it would depends on the duration and intensity of exposure and the sensitivity of the testing. ...Read more

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How long will second hand marijuana smoke stay in my system? I am very active and it has been 2 days and I got a test today

How long will second hand marijuana smoke stay in my system? I am very active and it has been 2 days and I got a test today

4-5 days: Just like smoking marijuana, exposure to second-hand smoke can stay in your system for 4-5 days, but the level of exposure tends to be much less from second-hand sources, so if you were not exposed to a great deal of second-hand smoke then you will probably test negative. ...Read more

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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

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Can you show up positive for second hand marijuana smoke on a urine test?

Can you show up positive for second hand marijuana smoke on a urine test?

Absolutely: Exposure to marijuana smoke in a small confined space for more than a few minutes is enough to give you a low level of cannabis in the urine. ...Read more

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Second hand marijuana smoke in infants? My neighbors downstairs smoke n it comes through our vents. How can I protect my 6m old?

Second hand marijuana smoke in infants? My neighbors downstairs smoke n it comes through our vents. How can I protect my 6m old?

Good filter & ask: It is wise to minimize your baby's exposure to second-hand smoke. Have you told your neighbors about this problem? They might be willing to step outside to smoke-they may not but it is worth a try!
you can also get an air filter- none are perfect for smoke but they will reduce exposures. It is hard to get objective info on which is best. See http://www. Sylvane. Com/cigarette-smoke-air-cleaner. Html. ...Read more

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Can second hand smoke from synthetic marijuana cause a reaction in someone?

Can second hand smoke from synthetic marijuana cause a reaction in someone?

Sure: Whatever's in the air, gets breathed in by those present. Synthetic marijuana is especially risky stuff because you don't know what's in it in the first place -- unidentified herbs sprayed with an undetermined quantity of thc-like solution. Not healthy for the smoker or those breathing around him/her. ...Read more

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Can marijuana get into ur system by second hand smoke to make u fail a drug screen?

Maybe, maybe not: If you spend time in a smoke filled room with users you are likely to inhale enough to turn a urine test positive. Simple exposure for a few minutes would be less likely. Either way, the odor is distinctive enough that you should be able to notice it and make an exit. Those who pay for the test are not interested in how you got it into your system. If it is there, there are consequences. ...Read more

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If I don't smoke but am exposed to second hand marijuana will it be in my babys poop when born?

Maybe: Tell your obstetrician up front that you're around second-hand marijuana. Laws are laws, and I'm not here to talk about the dangers of tobacco smoke compared to marijuana smoke, or the life that junior faces around stoners rather than alcoholics. If these people really cared about you, they wouldn't smoke wed around you while you're pregnant. Best wishes to you as a mother-to-be. ...Read more

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If someone is smoking marijuana in the same house as a 3 month old baby and and the baby inhales the second hand smoke how can it affect the baby?

If someone is smoking marijuana in the same house as a 3 month old baby and and the baby inhales the second hand smoke how can it affect the baby?

Yes: And you need to keep the baby safe by prohibiting such use in the house. Senjay Gupta, MD has been narrating a program on the pros and cons with marijuana in CNN the past few days. Hope you can catch the re-runs. ...Read more

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Had heart surgery, mitral valve repair 3 months ago, if exposed to second hand smoke, tabacco or marijuana, in a open space, is this bad for me?

Had heart surgery, mitral valve repair 3 months ago, if exposed to second hand smoke, tabacco or marijuana, in a open space, is this bad for me?

Yes.: Second hand smoke is bad for you. Tobacco or marijuana. The american lung association and the canadian cancer society, among other organizations, have determined that secondhand smoke from marijuana is harmful. ...Read more

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How could somone tell if a child has been exposed to second hand marijuana smoking?

How could somone tell if a child has been exposed to second hand marijuana smoking?

Home urine test: You can do a home urine test or have the child's doctor check blood test, oral swab, or hair test. The hair test will test for exposure over the preceding 90 days;. ...Read more

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Can you get high off of second hand smoke from cannabis?

Yes: Contact highs are common and produce the same side-effects of the drug as regular use. ...Read more

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Will breathing in second hand smoke for 20 minutes cause damage?

Will breathing in second hand smoke for 20 minutes cause damage?

Doubtful: Although smoking is not good for one's health, it often takes years before you would detect the impact on your lung a 20-minute exposure will not likely cause anything more than a transient irritation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some of the dangers of breathing in second hand smoke?

Please tell me what are some of the dangers of breathing in second hand smoke?

Many listed: We gain such data examining the frequency of health impairment in those exposed to 2nd hand smoke, compared to that of the unexposed. It is well documented that 2nd hand smoke increases crib death risk and doubles ear and bronchial infections in infants. These studies have been repeated many times with the same results. ...Read more

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Can a few minutes of breathing in second hand smoke cause any significant damage to your lungs?

Can a few minutes of breathing in second hand smoke cause any significant damage to your lungs?

Likely not: Prolonged exposure to high levels of second hand smoke may increase risks of chronic lung diseases. A short (one short time interval) duration exposure to second hand smoke will not impact long term lung function for most people. If someone has severe lung disease at a baseline, then a short smoking exposure could have a serious impact (depends upon baseline lung function). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Isn't breathing car exhaust as bad, or worse for a child than breathing second 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 more

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How much second hand smoke causes cancer? I have been with smokers for a week and breathing in smoke 24-7 at a close proximity outdoors. Will I get it

How much second hand smoke causes cancer? I have been with smokers for a week and breathing in smoke 24-7 at a close proximity outdoors. Will I get it

No worries: If a person gets cancer, it won't be from one week's worth of second hand smoke. Everything we touch, breathe, or eat on this planet can cause cancer... some things cause it more easily than others. So, don't sweat the small stuff, but still stay away from smoke (not just tobacco smoke). ...Read more

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Is there any harmful effects from breathing second-hand vapor from electronic cigarettes?

Is there any harmful effects from breathing second-hand vapor from electronic cigarettes?

We don't know.: It's not a reassuring answer but we don't know if electronic cigarettes are safe or harmful. They have found some cancer-causing chemicals in the electronic cigarettes. And right now, it's a wild west scene. They are not regulated by the fda. So. .. Stay tuned. ...Read more

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