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What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

If it is not: Tobacco, it depends upon what is being burned and what is inhaled. The hookah passes the substasnce through water, and could abstract aqueous soluble products, but not lipophilic ones. One needs to read the label of active ingredients. If you don't know; don't do it. ...Read more

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What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

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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What're the dangers of smoking marijuana during adolescence?

What're the dangers of smoking marijuana during adolescence?

Many issues: Certainly marijuana use can interfere with hormonal development and brain development. However, in my opinion, the biggest risk is that teens who smoke pot often move on to more significant drug use with other illicit drugs. There is also a higher risk of death/injury due to accidents. ...Read more

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What are the health dangers of smoking for nearby nonsmokers?

What are the health dangers of smoking for nearby nonsmokers?

Same as smoking.: The risks may be lower, but they're the same as smoking. Heart disease. Lung cancer. Emphysema. The list goes on. ...Read more

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What are the risks of occasional (less than weekly) cigarette smoking?

What are the risks of occasional (less than weekly) cigarette smoking?

All the same.: The risks of disease are there, no matter how little you may smoke. Just stop. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of cigarettes, aside from lung cancer?

What are the health risks of cigarettes, aside from lung cancer?

Too numerous to list: Cigarettes cause exposure to hundreds of toxic substances that can affect all parts of your body. They also induce extra inflammation in many parts of the body which can cause acceleration of aging and of multiple other negative processes in the body. Looks up risks of cigarette smoking and the number of possible problems linked to smoking will take hours or longer to review. Stop or don't start ...Read more

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Smoking tobacco is major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. What about vaping marijuana (not tobacco e-cigs), smoking it or edibles have same risk?

Smoking tobacco is major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. What about vaping marijuana (not tobacco e-cigs), smoking it or edibles have same risk?

Probably okay: Nobody has shown these to risky for pancreatic cancer. Any use of nicotine is extremely dangerous as it is horribly addictive. Cannabis may make you goofy but that is your choice. Be aware of the law, whether or not it seems wise. ...Read more

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Health effects of vaping vs health effects of cigarette smoking?

Health effects of vaping vs health effects of cigarette smoking?

In my opinion (only): Cigarette smoking is RISKY..Heart Disease (nicotine) and CANCER (tars etc) VAPING is only the nicotine (IE STILL RISKY behavior! Again My Opinion Only ( Shared by MOST of my colleagues!) Hope this helps! Z ...Read more

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What are the health risks of smoking marijuana?

What are the health risks of smoking marijuana?

Mental Health risks: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Can daily cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption increase the liklihood of getting cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

Can daily cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption increase the liklihood of getting cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

Yes, of course: Any smoking increases the likelihood of cancer. Smoking means purposely breathing in toxic chemicals, over and over... and that's a bad thing. Unfortunately, smoking is extremely addictive and is a good money-maker for the companies that grow, manufacture, ship, and sell tobacco products. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of chewing tobacco only during games?

What are the health risks of chewing tobacco only during games?

Cancer and more: You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel disease leading to heart attacks, stroke, gangrene and shortens life by about ten years. ...Read more

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Are the smoking health effects exaggerated by cigarette companies?

Are the smoking health effects exaggerated by cigarette companies?

Definitely Not: Tobacco kills more people than all other drugs combined, over 400k a year in the us. Alcohol kills 125k & all other drugs (street drugs and prescription drugs) only account for 10k deaths a year. So it is exactly opposite of what most people think, which is often "drugs are really bad, alcohol is not good for you but not 'so bad, ' and 'one of these days i'll get around to quitting smoking.'". ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the harmful effects of cigarette smoking?

Many answers to this: First bad breath and dentition. Then the higher the risk of oral cancer. Then the possiblity of having COPD and of course cancer. Most of these things are preventable if you just quit! these are the most common. Then there is the higher risk of heart disease and vascular problems(circulation). Many other diseases associated with this as well. ...Read more

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Would you say that the damages from heavy cigarette smoking (for about 3 years), are reversible by quitting? Particularly, shortness of breath.

Would you say that the damages from heavy cigarette smoking (for about 3 years), are reversible by quitting? Particularly, shortness of breath.

Over time: The body has amazing ability to heal, but it often takes time. Over time there is a good chance that much of the damage you have done by smoking can heal. It is impossible to say if it will ever be what it would have been if you had not started smoking, but the sooner you stop smoking the less damage there will be and the sooner it can start to heal. ...Read more

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Fear of stopping smoking weed why?

You will need to: Explore this one yourself. Anything i said would be a guess. Are you addicted? ...Read more

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What are the benefits of protecting children from second-hand smoking?

What are the benefits of protecting children from second-hand smoking?

Many things: For infants you decrease crib death rates & rate of respiratory infections. In young kids you drop the frequency of bronchitis & ear infections. In older kids you do the same with sinus infections. One big issue is the imprinting of a smoking lifestyle on a kid, that often sends them down the same road as an adult (someone they love does it so it's cool). ...Read more

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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

Better: Quitting improves them. Work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. It's important to understand there are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. Per lung cancer, there are some online resources to help calculate risk: http://goo.Gl/divhj and http://goo.Gl/r9ita. ...Read more

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Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

See below : Of course there are. There are benefits to all drugs, otherwise we would not use them. The question is whether the benefits outweigh the negatives. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of Quitting smoking?

What are the benefits of Quitting smoking?

TNTC: is something that lab techs who are looking at a urinalysis will say if the white cells in the urine (a sign of infection) are "TOO NUMEROUS TO COUNT." Ditto for benefits of quitting smoking. Not smelling like an ashtray, having stains on fingers, mouth, lips, whole house stinks. Not getting various cancers, bronchitis, emphysema, heart attack, stroke and million more things even more significant ...Read more