Doctor insights on:
Breathing Second Hand Marijuana Smoke
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
Pot: Possible, depending on how much used & how long u been there. ...Read more
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
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
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
Will second hand marijuana smoke get into someone's system...do you inhale the smoke if marijuana is smoked around you for example in the car.
Yes: If you can smell it you are breathing it in the amount that enters your body depends on the concentration of your exposure ...Read more
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
Last night I believed I smelled marijuana coming inside my house from the neighbor. What are the odds of getting high from second hand smoke?
Unlikely: Unless there is a pot-smoking party, it'd not be enough for you to get a high from it. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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: Contact highs are common and produce the same side-effects of the drug as regular use. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can breathing in second hand smoke for a few minutes or less actually cause any serious damage to your lungs?
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