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I went from smoking cigerettes to smoking an electronic one can this still affect my asthma and make it worse?
Possibly: The e-cig is probably better than the regular cigarettes- less tar and other pollutants. BUT it still has nicotine and other chemicals in the fluid which may or may not irritate your lungs. Not very much research has been done on these to know for sure. If you can, use the e-cig to gradually wean yourself off of nicotine entirely. That would be best for your health! ...Read more
Had kidney transplant can smoking can cigerettes and marijuana hurt my transplanted kidney in any way or even make it fail on me.
Harms blood vessels: Promotes arteriosclerosis which reduces blood flow to kidneys ; heart which promotes hypertension which in turn damages the kidneys. Of course smoking improves your chances of developing lung cancer which can spread to the kidneys and kill you. Think of the generous kidney donor who has given you life. Transplanted kidneys have enough of a rough time without imposing additional unnecessary risk. ...Read more
Not very harmful: But very few people can accomplish not smoking more if they smoke that many. However, for those who can, it is not likely to cause many problems, but there is still a statistically detectable effect on health, just as there is for second-hand smoke exposure, especially in terms of more likely colds, sinus infections, bronchitis etc., but probably no effect on heart disease or cancer/emphysema etc. ...Read more
See below : More than not smoking any. No one will ever do a study to quantify risk. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There have already been a number of places where e-cigs have been banned. They produce a vapor, and nobody really knows what is in it. The companies say it is just water vapor. But the propellant (propylene glycol) and oils, flavorings, additives, preservatives in them is not even known with certainty (trade secrets), let alone what they do to us short-term or long-term. Check your city clerk. ...Read more
That amount,not much: But very few people stick with smoking so few cigarettes for long (although some do). In fact, so few people smoke that little that I cannot find any studies of it, but the overall consensus is that there is a very low likelihood of problems (but not zero) with that low a level of exposure. Keep in mind that other low exposures (like second hand smoke) are associated with higher rates of cancer. ...Read more
I recently started smoking 1 or 2 cigerettes a week, will this do any noticable damage to my health?
Smoking: Yes, please stop. Even one cigarette has effects on the cardiovascular system ;your blood vessels and heart. One cigarette, also, will stop the cleaning mechanism in your lungs for about 20 minutes. ...Read more
I am 46, smoking since last 25 years, average 8-10 cigarettes a day, how much damage it has done and how to reverse it?
Stop: The damage varies from person to person. Most importantly, stop, if you can, and let what lung remains heal. Cancers of all types are a risk you can only improve if you are successful in stopping. Don't give up, even if you fail many times. Just keep trying until you succeed. Then never take a puff again. ...Read more
Is smoking 3 cigarettes a week better than smoking regulary? And does it destroy your recovery systfm more than smoking more often?
Doesn't matter.: As far as permanent damage to your body is concerned, it doesn't matter how little you may smoke. There's no threshold below which smoking cigarettes loses its potential for harm. Just don't smoke at all. ...Read more
If someone smoked 20 cigarettes over a year and then never smokes again would you say they are at risk compared to normal person of smoking diseases?
If you smoked 20 cig (1 pacK in USA) X 1 yr that is 1 pack year. To develope disease an average of 20 pack yrs are required
Likely if stoped after 1 yr will be normal within q year if any damage occured. ...Read more
YES THEY DO KILL: Of the 2 million or so deaths that occur each year in the us, it is estimated that about 480, 000 of them are directly connected to cigarettes, and about 5 million deaths worldwide. Of similar importance, there are at least 16 million people in the us who have smoking related diseases. Lung and head and neck cancer, other cancers, heart attack, stroke, bronchitis, emphysema only some of them. ...Read more
Yes: In different ways than cigarette smoking. Cigarettes can cause oral, pharyngeal or lung cancer, since the smoke is inhaled into the lungs. Pipe smokers typically don't inhale into the lungs, just the mouth, so they are at risk for oral cancer. Any tobacco product puts the user at increased risk for cancer. ...Read more
Yes it can:
Yes it can
1 can age your appearance
2affect your skin in form of wrinkles
3it uses up vitc that is needed for healthy skin.
4lines, wrinkles, sunken cheeks and somewhat pigmented appearance
5discoloration of teeth&causes gum disease and may cause loss of teeth and affect your smile and appearance and breath
6discoloration of nails by smoking
7odor of smoke on the clothes and breath
8copd effects. ...Read more
No: Both are respiratory irritants. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more
1respiratory problems like copd, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath
3coronary artery disease leading to angina and heart attack
4blockage of arteries causing peripheral vascular disease in legs and stroke
5abdominal aortin aneurysm
6cancers like bladder, cervix, esophagus, oral cavity, pancreas, pharynx, stomach, leukemia
7infertility, sids, preterm babies
10skin. ...Read more
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
See below : To the smoker none, but lots of people get financial benefits from selling them. ...Read more
Good question: But what is the point of using any mood-altering drug. Altering mood, obviously. People initiate smoking because its "cool, " hip and with-it, and sometimes to be oppositional to parents and fit in with the crowed. However, people keep smoking because they are addicted to nicotine, which is both a CNS stimulant and a muscle relaxant and helps concentration. Withdrawal causes irritability etc. ...Read more
It's medical problem: Tobacco dependence is considered a medical condition or 'diagnosis'. Just like dependence on alcohol, or even prescription drugs, it is very much a medical problem. In fact, tobacco use is the number one preventable medical problem in the U.S. The number of medical conditions that are the result of smoking is very large. Common is heart and lung disease, but also infertility and erectile problems! ...Read more