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Doctor insights on: Cigerettes Smoking

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I went from smoking cigerettes to smoking an electronic one can this still affect my asthma and make it worse?

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

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Had kidney transplant can smoking can cigerettes and marijuana hurt my transplanted kidney in any way or even make it fail on me.

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

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Is it bad when you are smoking 4 cigarettes a day?

Is it bad when you are smoking 4 cigarettes a day?

Yes: Cigarette smoking is just about the worst thing you can do for your health. Even one per day will increase your risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke and a whole host of other diseases. Talk to your doctor about quiting asap if you want to live a long healthy life. ...Read more

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How harmful is smoking one or two cigarettes a week?

How harmful is smoking one or two cigarettes a week?

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

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What are the harmful effects caused by cigarettes/smoking?

What are the harmful effects caused by cigarettes/smoking?

Countless: Copd, lung cancer, ENT cancer, bladder cancer, stomach ulcers to name a few. ...Read more

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It's okay to use my e-cigarettes in places where smoking is banned right?

It's okay to use my e-cigarettes in places where smoking is banned right?

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

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How much damage can social smoking cause? I smoke about 0-5 cigarettes per month

How much damage can social smoking cause? I smoke about 0-5 cigarettes per month

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

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I recently started smoking 1 or 2 cigerettes a week, will this do any noticable damage to my health?

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

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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

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Is smoking 3 cigarettes a week better than smoking regulary? And does it destroy your recovery systfm more than smoking more often?

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

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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 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?

Could be: 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

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Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

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

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Is smoking cigars safer than cigarettes?

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No: Both have nicotine, both cause COPD and lung cancer as well as a host of other issues including higher risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Is pipe smoking as dangerous as cigarettes?

Is pipe smoking as dangerous as cigarettes?

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

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What are the effects of smoking cigarettes?

What are the effects of smoking cigarettes?

Lots of bad effects: Smoking affects multiple system, and can cause copd, different cancerslike lungs, oral vavity, ubladder, prone to heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to smoking cigarettes?

Are there any benefits to smoking cigarettes?

Zsmoking: Absolutely none to your health and well-being. Yes for the person who sells them to you. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes affect the way you look?

Can smoking cigarettes affect the way you look?

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

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How do you compare smoking cigarettes too hooca?

Tobacco is Tobacco: Experts suggest that there is no difference between smoking tobacco through a hookah or through a cigarette. Both are detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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Are vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Are vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Presumably...: We presume that vapor cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes but we technically don't know the safety of the vapor so we can't yet truly be sure. ...Read more

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Honestly, is smoking weed better than cigarettes?

Honestly, is smoking weed better than cigarettes?

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

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What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

Many: 1respiratory problems like copd, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath
2lung cancer
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
8osteoporisis
9dental&gum disease
10skin. ...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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What are the proven advantages of smoking cigarettes?

See below : To the smoker none, but lots of people get financial benefits from selling them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the point of smoking cigarettes?

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

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How is it that smoking cigarettes isn't a disease also?

How is it that smoking cigarettes isn't a disease also?

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