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I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I passed by a smoker who exhaled cigarette smoke. I inhaled that smoke.Can this smoke inhalation cause lung cancer?
Unlikely: While second hand smoke is not good, an occasional exposure is not likely to materially change your risk for lung cancer. Please note that about 10% of lung cancers occur in non-smokers. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Depends on Liquid: The risk of electronic cigarettes is related to the composition of the liquids they use. The safest will be those which use the least number of compounds. Flavorless Liquid being the safest since it's just vegetable glycerine plus or minus nicotine while tobacco smoke has 4000 to 5000 known compounds in it. Experienced vapers make their own DIY liquids to know for sure -- and to save money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. : A child could get facial lesions if he or she was burned from the second hand fumes of meth and other ingredients that could also have been used in the process of making it. ...Read more
Risks less but there: While the odds are less, secondhand smoke has been linked to the development of emphysema and heart disease, just like smoking. So not as intensely risky as smoking, but still risky. People who live with smokers do need to be careful and mind their own health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How much impact would secondhand marijuana smoke have on small children? Any different from cigarette smoke?
Lots: Secondhand mj smoke implies that an adult is smoking in the same area as a child. Besides the obvious impact of smoke inhalation, there is the facet of tacit acceptance of illegal activities to an impressionable child. The biggest impact then would be abuse of the child. Look at it this way, would you shoot up heroin in front of a child? ...Read more
Yes.: Inhaled smoke of any source over a prolonged period of time is harmful to the developing fetus. ...Read more
Could inhaling secondhand smoke refer to actually inhaling the actual smokey fumes of the cigarettes or the smell?
Yes: Nicotine is absorbed through the skin and mucosal lining of the nose and mouth or in the lungs (through inhalation). The nicotine in your cigarillos is absorbed more slowly through the mucosal membranes of your mouth. Smoking accounts for 90% of lung cancer cases in the U.S., and about 38, 000 deaths per year can be attributed to secondhand smoke. ...Read more
Smokeless tobac&SIDS: Yes that is true.Get a more detailed answer ›
Read that paper towels contain formaldehyde. Dry my newborns pacifier off with paper towels . Harmful to baby?
Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends :): You need to defind "bad" first. I do not think it is equivalent to "passively using". Will you like the smell? - personal preferences. Is it a good person? - well, pleople use tobacco for differerent reasons... Tell me more about your concern. ...Read more
Hard to Say: I know of no research indicating either the safety or the dangers of Second-Hand Smoke from E-Cigs. At the very least consider the courtesy of inflicting your vapors on others. ...Read more