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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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Is second hand smoke dangerous to children outside?

Is second hand smoke dangerous to children outside?

Yes: Second hand smoke (regardless of location) has been proven to be a risk factor for lung cancer and other lung diseases. When parents smoke, their exposed children are also at risk for asthma and respiratory infections, including otitis media (ear infections). While smoking outdoors may decrease exposure, no amount of exposure should be considered safe. ...Read more

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Is second hand smoke really all that dangerous and unhealthy?

Is second hand smoke really all that dangerous and unhealthy?

YES!!!: Secondhand smoke causes about 3400 deaths from lung cancer & up to 69, 000 deaths from heart disease each year, causes ear & respiratory infections & asthma. It contains hundreds of chemicals that are toxic/carcinogenic. Even a brief exposure can trigger a heart attack. Of course the more one is exposed the greater the hazard. And with secondhand smoke so bad, think how incredibly toxic smoking is. ...Read more

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Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?

Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?

Yes: Cigarette smoke carries lots of carcinogens and is toxic to smokers and non smokers alike, regardless of who "owns" it. Don't smoke and stay away from places where people do. ...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

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Is second hand smoke as bad as actually smoking?

Is second hand smoke as bad as actually smoking?

Maybe worse: Rrecent data from long term studies strongly suggests that second hand smoke is more dangerous. ...Read more

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Is cancer possible from second hand smoke?

Yes: If you inhale enough , the answer is yes even though the risk far lower than first-hand smoke exposure. ...Read more

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Is smoking from second hand smoke addictive?

Is smoking from second hand smoke addictive?

No.: You can get disgusted but not addicted to second hand smoke because you get no nicotine rush with it. ...Read more

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Could you develop asthma from second hand smoke?

Could you develop asthma from second hand smoke?

Absolutely: Actually, it exacerbates your own tendency to asthma. You do not have to tolerate it. ...Read more

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Could asthma come from second hand smoke exposure?

Could asthma come from second hand smoke exposure?

Possibly.. : There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc. ...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


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