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Can your throat hurt from second hand smoke?

Can your throat hurt from second hand smoke?

Smoking: Yes it certainly can -secondhand smoke is more toxic than firsthand smoke by a factor of 4. 4 times more toxic. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more


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I cant escape second hand smoke. My coworker is so inconsiderate. My throat is dry and itchy all the time. But besides that, am I dying slow like him?

I cant escape second hand smoke. My coworker is so inconsiderate. My throat is dry and itchy all the time. But besides that, am I dying slow like him?

Where do you work?: Most bosses are aware of the need to provide a safe workplace for their employees and in some states there are laws regarding providing smoke free zones. Insurances can and do charge higher rates for smokers. If your employer provides insurance, this is costing money to the business. Talk to your employer or the human resources at your office about your concerns. Hope this helps. Good lock. ...Read more

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Can i get second hand smoke?

Can i get second hand smoke?

????: Your question is not clear. If you hang out persistently at a place where people smoke all the time, you will get second hand smoking exposure. It would be to your benefit not to do so and it would be to the smoker's benefit to quit. ...Read more

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How can I reduce this second hand smoke?

How can I reduce this second hand smoke?

WHAT 2nd hand smoke?: Don't know what you mean by "this." easiest answer is don't hang around in the same places as smokers. If it is your house, don't allow smoking. If you can't achieve that, keep doors closed and stay in separate rooms. There are commercially available "smoke-eaters" which vary in effectiveness in removing smoke - they are similar to air conditioners, and must usually be vented. ...Read more

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Feel sick from second hand smoke, what to do?

Feel sick from second hand smoke, what to do?

Know your rights: You do not have to tolerate second-hand smoke. If you're a child forced to live in a smoke-filled home, let a teacher know. If you're a teen, demand that they go outside. The law protects you regardless of your situation. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more