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Cigarettes With Lowest Tar And Nicotine
Is nicotine free and tobacco free hookah healthier than smoking cigs? Also can nicotine free and tobacco free Hookah cause wrinkles around the lips?
It depends: Smoking anything is necessarily 'healthy' for your lungs, but smoking a hookah is likely less damaging than cigarettes, with or without the nicotine. Cigarettes have other carcinogens that are more harmful than nicotine. The nicotine component creates addiction. Smoking anything can contribute to wrinkles because it is the action of pursing the lips that most leads to those wrinkles. ...Read more
None: Both are equally dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tar unknown: Why tar is in cigarettes is strange. It does not have to be there and i understand there companies that make tar less cigarettes. As to the carbon monoxide it is a by product of all burning and this can not be helped as long as you are going to smoke. ...Read more
Switching to electronic cigarettes from years of smoking, should nicotine use be stopped altogether with stage c chf?
It has less: But nobody really knows, since it can be mixed with other plant products, and each "batch" may be very different from another batch. In general, the organic products found in marijuana smoke are not as harmful as those found in tobacco, but in heavy marijuana smokers can still result in bronchitis and even cancer, especially if the person also smokes cigarettes. ...Read more
No difference: Overall, there is no real difference. E-Cigarettes deliver the nicotine to the user in a very similar fashion as a regular cigarette (hand and mouth movement). Nicorette (nicotine gum) gum users often return back to smoking because the users do not find the same enjoyment they feel in real cigarettes. Quitting is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
YES: Using marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, causes difficulty with thinking & problem solving, plus problems with learning/memory. In chronic users, marijuana's adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off. So, someone who smokes marijuana every day may be functioning at a suboptimal intellectual level all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stopping smoking. I've tried numerous times to quit smoking using patches, inhalers, electronic ciggerettes and also cold turkey several times?
Talk to doc for meds: Smoking cessation can be difficult but it can be done. I would advise you speak with your general practitioner and ask him/her about smoking cessation medications like bupropion or varenicline. Both of these medications are available in the UK, Europe, Canada, and the US. They can work in conjunction with the nicotine replacement methods of patches and gums. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use cautiously: Nicotine & alcohol (etoh) are liver enzyme inducers. This means they help the body get rid of many medications faster than normal (reducing their effectiveness). Nicotine energizes while etoh is disinhibiting – a bad combination! both etoh & nicotine are teratogenic. Both can be poisonous to the body (nicotine is a primary ingredient in some insecticides). What would a prudent person do? ...Read more
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