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Can you be allergic to cigarette smoke?

Can you be allergic to cigarette smoke?

No: But smoke is a natural irritant that can manifest as all the same symptoms to a typical allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is being allergic to cigarette smoke a thing?

Can you tell me is being allergic to cigarette smoke a thing?

Vasomotor: Some people have a nasal reaction resembling allergies when exposed to smoke and other irritants. ...Read more

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Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

Yes: Repeated exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, is associated with nicotine dependence symptoms in non-smokers. Unfortunately, this often happens to children of parents who smoke around them. Years ago non-smoking nurses and doctors would become addicted to second-hand smoke when patients were permitted to smoke inside hospitals (seems strange to imagine these days). ...Read more

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Could a person be allergic to cigarette smoke?

Could a person be allergic to cigarette smoke?

Yes: Never heard of people being allergic to nicotine because human body produces it endogeneously. But people might be allergic to other ingredients from cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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Could i be allergic to cigarette smoke? Whenever I am around it, I am either coughing a lot or i can barely breathe, but mainly it's hard to breathe!

Could i be allergic to cigarette smoke? Whenever I am around it, I am either coughing a lot or i can barely breathe, but mainly it's hard to breathe!

Not allergic: This is not an allergy; however, cigarette smoke is an airway irritant. It can trigger coughing and spasm in the airways, especially in patients with asthma. ...Read more

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What is it called when you are allergic to cigarette smoke?

What is it called when you are allergic to cigarette smoke?

Smoking&allergies?: If u mean u start having burning in the nose, cough after exposure2 cigarette smoke, u could be experiencing that from irritation of the nasal passages & airway if u already have allergies and/or asthma. It can trigger asthma. If ur airways&nasal passages are already inflamed sure u can have a feeling that smoke is causing allergies but it may be actually just exacerbating alrway inflamation. ...Read more

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What are the dangers or effects of smoking if allergic to cigarette smoke?

What are the dangers or effects of smoking if allergic to cigarette smoke?

Unusual: Tobacco allergy is uncommon if ever happens at all. But even without being allergic to it, smoking puts you at risk for cancer of the lungs throat, and urinary bladder not to mention chronic obstructive lung disease and emphysema. At nearly $10 a pack, it always hurts your pocketbook. For your future children, your smoking also puts them at risk. ...Read more

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How to know if some babies are actually allergic to cigarette smoke?

How to know if some babies are actually allergic to cigarette smoke?

Why: Second hand smoke provides dozens of toxic chemicals to the air inhaled by babies.They suffer 2-3x the number of respiratory and ear infections.Their crib death risk is elevated.Why you would need to validate an allergic response on top of the toxic effect is unclear. It's just bad around babies and the research has documented this well for decades. ...Read more

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Im allergic to cigarette smoke, dust and aerosols .... I jus experience a terrible has expired headache whenever i get back into contact with them.

Im allergic to cigarette smoke, dust and aerosols .... I jus experience a terrible has expired headache whenever i get back into contact with them.

Allergies: Allergies to dust, mold, pollen, pets and other airborne allergens can make you more sensitive (but not allergic) to nonspecific irritants such as cigarette smoke, odors, newsprint, etc. Treating the underlying allergies will make you less sensitive to the nonspecific irritants. ...Read more

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I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I sometimes pass by smokers who exhale cigarette smoke & inhale this smoke. Can this inhalation cause lung cancer?

I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I sometimes pass by smokers who exhale cigarette smoke & inhale this smoke. Can this inhalation cause lung cancer?

Passive smoking: And lung cancer, check this link for further information http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/tobacco/second-hand-smoke-fact-sheet ...Read more