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Which is worse: cigarrete smoking or pipe smoking?

Which is worse: cigarrete smoking or pipe smoking?

Smoking Cessation: #1 both increase the risk of oral cancer. Cigarettes, when inhaled, increase lung cancer risk. #2. Nicotine anonymous #3 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #2. ...Read more

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What is worse? Chewing or smoking tobacco?

What is worse? Chewing or smoking tobacco?

Just different.: They cause different types of cancer. Is that a choice you want to make? ...Read more

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Which is it, tobacco or cigarettes, that cause cancer?

Which is it, tobacco or cigarettes, that cause cancer?

Both: Even non-smoked tobacco products increase the use of some cancers, so it's not just the cigarette delivery that causes problems. ...Read more

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Is shisha tobacco worse or better than cigarette smoking?

Is shisha tobacco worse or better than cigarette smoking?

It just as bad: People think because there is less tobacco or it's smoked through water it's filtered but that doesn't make it less strong. First of all you are smoking longer with a water pipe and with that said you are getting up to 200 more times tobacco at one smoking. ...Read more

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Which is worse? Breathing in secondhand smoke or actually smoking

Which is worse? Breathing in secondhand smoke or actually smoking

ALMOST as BAD: According to a.C.S. (am. Cancer society): secondhand smoke (shs) in us causes 46, 000 deaths/yr from heart disease in people who are non-smokers! and about 3, 400/yr nonsmoking adults die of lung cancer as a result of breathing shs. Worse asthma and asthma -related problems in up to 1 million asthmatic children and up to 300, 000 respiratory infections in <18 month olds. Stop smoking =helps others. ...Read more

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Which is harder to quit: cigarettes or coffee or chocolate?

Which is harder to quit: cigarettes or coffee or chocolate?

Tobacco is: Tobacco, cigarettes or smokeless, causes dependence in many. You can become tolerant to its effects (need more) and have withdrawal when you stop. Many smokers have a hard time stopping, unable to get through a day. Coffee can be habit forming and cause symptoms when stopping, but, it has a milder dependence. In terms of risk, tobacco harms. Coffee/chocolate aren't risky except large amounts ...Read more

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Which is more addicting: cigarettes or pipe smoking?

Which is more addicting: cigarettes or pipe smoking?

See below: Don't know. Don't care. Both are addictive and harmful and the studies to compare the relative risk will not be done because they are not ethical or important. ...Read more

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Marijuana vs. Cigarettes, which is worse?

Marijuana vs. Cigarettes, which is worse?

Depends on what you: Are asking about. Cigarettes are more likely to cause cardiovascular issues and lung cancer, where as marijuana is more likely to affect physchosocially. That being said, an unfiltered joint can cause as much damage as 20 cigarettes to upper airway mucosa. I would recommend not smoking either. ...Read more

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Is smoking out of a tobacco pipe more harmful or addictive then just smoking cigarettes?

Is smoking out of a tobacco pipe more harmful or addictive then just smoking cigarettes?

Probably: The amount of nicotine and chemicals in the bowl of a pipe is many times greater than a cigarette. Don't let the idea of not inhaling fool you. These chemical can be absorbed through the lining on your mouth, nose and throat. QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD GOOD LUCK ...Read more

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Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

About equal: Depends on whether you inhale the smoke. Pipe tobacco has more tar, but fewer people inhale it, while cigar tobacco has less tar, but is more commonly inhaled. Both are associated with high rates of cancer of the mouth, lips, tongue and throat, but slightly lower rates of heart attack than cigarette smoking, and way less emphysema and bronchitis in those who do not inhale the smoke. ...Read more

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Is it the tobacco or the additives that cause tar in a cigarette? I ask because my hookah tobacco has less than 1% tar and cigs are much higher

Is it the tobacco or the additives that cause tar in a cigarette? I ask because my hookah tobacco has less than 1% tar and cigs are much higher

Both: It is the toxic residue of more than 4000 chemical compounds created by burning tobacco leaf that constitutes "Tar"THERE IS NO SAFE TOBACCOTar exposure from a light cigarette can be just as high as that from a regular cigarette if the smoker takes long, deep, or frequent puffs.The bottom line is that light cigarettes do not reduce the health risks of smoking.Even without additives tobacco=harm. ...Read more

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Is it bad for you to smoke e cigarettes or are regular cigarettes worse?

Lesser of Evils: E cigarettes are not good for you either but not as terrible as regular cigarettes. That seems like faint praise indeed. Fda notes they have toxic substances, and that they may further some people's nicotine addiction--especially among teenagers and young adults. E cigarettes often make asthma and emphysema worse and much uncertainty remains. Still, yes, they do beat regular cigarettes. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke cigarettes or pipe tobacco while taking accutane?

Is it bad to smoke cigarettes or pipe tobacco while taking accutane?

Yes: Smoking, in any form, is bad for your heart, lungs, brain, and virtually every other organ in your body, including the skin. Best to stop smoking if you want to improve the skin (as well as the heart and other organs.). ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana cause cancer/is it carcinogenic? If so, is it worse than smoking tobacco?

Potentially: Unfiltered smoke contains chemicals that can promote the development of cancer, regardless of whether it is tobacco or marijuana. Putting a number on that risk is difficult because it depends what kinds of paper are used, and what additives are included when rolling these. This is just another reason to never use tobacco or marijuana. ...Read more

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Electric e-cigarettes (vapping) vs. regular cigarettes, which is worse? And can it be harmful if the liquid nicotine is swallowed by accident?

Electric e-cigarettes (vapping) vs. regular cigarettes, which is worse? And can it be harmful if the liquid nicotine is swallowed by accident?

E-cigarettes: are not regulated for safety by the FDA but some studies have shown e-cigarettes contain harmful chemicals, including carcinogens. See: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-and-lung-health.html If you accidentally swallow liquid nicotine, call poison control: 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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Could nicotine cause cancer or is nicotine in its base form simply addictive?

Could nicotine cause cancer or is nicotine in its base form simply addictive?

Doesn't cause cancer: Nicotine is the cause of the dependency that develops from tobacco-containing products, but it is the "tars, " complex organic molecules that are the carcinogens, and may either cause or promote cancer growth in different kinds of organs, including mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, lung, breast and elsewhere. ...Read more