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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Djarum Black Clove Cigarettes

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Does smoking clove cigarettes cause health problems in children as much as other types of cigarettes

Does smoking clove cigarettes cause health problems in children as much as other types of cigarettes

Yes: Clove cigarettes, or kreteks, are made with a combination of tobacco, cloves and other herbs. They have all the badness of regular cigarettes, and there have been reports of people being hospitalized and even coughing up blood after smoking them. You can't lessen the negative impact of smoking with more smoking. The way to avoid the health problems you're asking about is to not smoke. ...Read more

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Are clove cigars just as harmful as a regular pack of cigarettes? My fiancé doesn't seem to think so but I think he is ignorant.

Are clove cigars just as harmful as a regular pack of cigarettes? My fiancé doesn't seem to think so but I think he is ignorant.

Likely MORE harmful.: Kreteks (clove cigarettes) are reported by the cdc to produce at least twice the nicotine, carbon monoxide ; tar as most american cigarette brands. They are usually 60 to 80% tobacco and 20 to 40% ground clove. ...Read more

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Smoking djarum clove cigars, how bad is it? I smoke about 6 to 8 a day. They are the same size as a regular cigarette

Smoking djarum clove cigars, how bad is it? I smoke about 6 to 8 a day. They are the same size as a regular cigarette

They are terrible: Cloves have at least twice the amount of toxic "tars" as tobacco, carry more carbon monoxide into the body, and have a specific chemical called eugenol which is especially damaging to lungs. They are not a healthier alternative to tobacco, even though they do not have nicotine. However, they are less "addicting" and easier to quit than tobacco, and that is exactly what you should do! ...Read more

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Do clove, date and black pepper cuts down cholesterol?

I will answer for: Cloves and black peppers. While these both have numerous health benefits, I have found no claims or studies that indicate that either cloves or black pepper reduce cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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I ate a clove of raw chopped garlic a few hours ago and my stomach has been burning terribly since. Is this dangerous?

I ate a clove of raw chopped garlic a few hours ago and my stomach has been burning terribly since. Is this dangerous?

The Breath That Kill: It will only be dangerous if you breathe in someone else's face. Take some antacid and chill for a while. You may have some garlic burps but don't worry. Then think twice about chomping down on those highly concentrated herbs, etc. If for "health" reasons, knock yourself out (so to speak) but start small and build-up to a reasonable amount. ...Read more

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Do herbal parasite cleanses work to get rid of intestinal worms? Herbs include Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, Cloves, etc

Do herbal parasite cleanses work to get rid of intestinal worms? Herbs include Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, Cloves, etc

Herbal treatments: The only treatments I know of for intestinal worms are medicines as they have to selectively kill the worms and not hurt you. How do you know you have intestinal worms? ...Read more

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Are Menthols the most dangerous cigarettes?

Are Menthols the most dangerous cigarettes?

Cigarettes: Smoking cigarettes is dangerous -- menthols or not. If you can quit, you'll reduce your risk of CV disease, lung CA, other cancers, stroke. ... Not to mention whiter teeth and fresher breath... Think about it :) there are many options nowadays. Meet with a doc and try one that's right for you :) ...Read more

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Are the new fire safety cigarettes more dangerous?

Are the new fire safety cigarettes more dangerous?

All are dangerous: There is no middle ground here. Smoking is unhealthy and dangerous. ...Read more

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Are black and milds cigars worse than cigarettes?

Are black and milds cigars worse than cigarettes?

Cigars: It depends on whether you inhale the cigars if so they may be worse the also carry a higher risk of lip and tongue cancers ...Read more

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If cigarettes and alcohol are do dangerous, why are they legal?

If cigarettes and alcohol are do dangerous, why are they legal?

Excellent question: Probably because they have a longer history of use and are more socially acceptable. But both tobacco and alcohol cause a tremendous amount of disease and are by no means safe. ...Read more

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Hi are electronic cigarettes dangerous? I guess less dangerous then reall cigarettes?

Hi are electronic cigarettes dangerous? I guess less dangerous then reall cigarettes?

Yes, but...: Electronic cigarettes eliminate tobacco from the equation which does make them "safer" theoretically. Remember that they still burn nicotine which is an addictive stimulant and is associated with heart disease and death. The "reduced risks" are not completely clear at this point but both regular and electronic cigarettes are bad for your health. ...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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Are vapor electronic cigarettes bad for you? Are they dangerous to your health?

Are vapor electronic cigarettes bad for you? Are they dangerous to your health?

We don't know: It was not randomized control trail conducted to support safety, benefits and efficacy of e-cigarettes. The jury is out there. ...Read more

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I do not smoke cigarettes but I smoke shisha (hookah) which contains tobacco 0% tar and 0.05% nicotine. Is it better than cigarettes or dangerous too.?

I do not smoke cigarettes but I smoke shisha (hookah) which contains tobacco 0% tar and 0.05% nicotine. Is it better than cigarettes or dangerous too.?

Dangerous also: 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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How dangerous is it to combine the use of electronic cigarettes and nicotine replacement pills?

How dangerous is it to combine the use of electronic cigarettes and nicotine replacement pills?

Quit smoking: You should be fine. There is not much if anything more dangerous to your health than smoking. It is safer to put a person under anesthesia for a week than it is to smoke for a year. ...Read more

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Is vaping safer then cigarettes I'm trying to quit cigarettes. It's real hard to stop is vaping still dangerous I don't know what to do..

Is vaping safer then cigarettes I'm trying to quit cigarettes. It's real hard to stop is vaping still dangerous I don't know what to do..

Many options: Vaping still contains nicotine, formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds. It may be somewhat more safe than smoking cigarettes. You can also try nicotine patches or gum to stop smoking. A physician can prescribe two different smoking cessation meds-- chantix and zyban. Here is additional info about smoking cessation:
http://www. Lung. Org/stop-smoking/
Good luck in becoming smoke free! ...Read more

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Are cigarettes really more dangerous than crystal meth?

Cigs./Meth: In the long run, both are equally dangerous. ...Read more

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Could smoking dunhill cigarettes causes lips tounge and mouth black?

Could smoking dunhill cigarettes causes lips tounge and mouth black?

Black Mouth: Smoking stains the tissues of your mouth, especially your tongue. It does worse to your lungs and the rest of your body! Licorice can also stain the tissues black. ...Read more

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Can smoking pot cause the black phlegm from smoking cigarettes to leave your body?

Can smoking pot cause the black phlegm from smoking cigarettes to leave your body?

No: It just adds a bit to it. Marijuana smoke has its own hydrocarbons or "tars, " although they do not seem to be as bad as the ones in tobacco. It does not in any way undo the harm of cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions or circumstances where it is potentially dangerous for a person's brain for them to smoke cigarettes?

Are there any conditions or circumstances where it is potentially dangerous for a person's brain for them to smoke cigarettes?

Always.: Cigarettes are poison, not just for the brain, but for the rest of the body as well. At age 18, your brain is still developing, and to smoke now would be especially bad for it. Don't do it. ...Read more

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How many cigarettes is one black and mild cigar (skinny cigar) equal to? The info on the internet is all over the place. From 3 to 22 cigarettes..

How many cigarettes is one black and mild cigar (skinny cigar) equal to? The info on the internet is all over the place. From 3 to 22 cigarettes..

What difference?: They are all bad for you. Why would you spend money to destroy your health and make yourself smell and act unpleasantly around many other people? You may dismiss this as an unwarranted comment, but as a long practicing physician I have seen the incredible damage smoking can do to persons. Please stop. ...Read more

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Is nicotine dangerous? I want to quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine until I don't need them.

Ecigs not a solution: E-cigarettes do not appear to be effective in helping people quit smoking. In addition, they may have their own problems. Apparently some of the chemicals in them may be as harmful as (if not more so than) the chemicals in regular cigarettes. Craving for nicotine lasts 3-5 mins. Dstract yrself each time (deep breathing, carrot sticks, etc) for the 1st few days of not smoking you will be detoxed. ...Read more

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What are the various dangers a person can experience from tobacco (both cigarettes and cigars), alcohol, and drug abuse?

Substance abuse: The question cannot be answered in a short column other than to say, lung, oral, and bladder cancer, hepatitis, liver damage and cirrhosis, hiv, aids, and a myriad of other infections and illness. On top of these, a life of misery associated with these substances is often more intolerable than the "afflictions" themselves. ...Read more

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I am a heavy smoker of both marijuana and cigarettes. After smoking marijuana, I tried to stand up and walk. My vision went black and I fainted.

I am a heavy smoker of both marijuana and cigarettes. After smoking marijuana, I tried to stand up and walk. My vision went black and I fainted.

Please stop/cut back: Fainting after standing is generally caused by low blood pressure and marijuana is known to lower blood pressure. I urge you to stop smoking cigarettes asap- I don't understand why anyone would do this given its terrible effects on health- see http://1.Usa. Gov/1jvuqkn while marijuana is not nearly as harmful ; can even have some health benefits, I think it is far safer when used in moderation. ...Read more

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How dangerous are nicotine free electronic cigarretes/vapers compounds?

Unclear: Certainly, on balance, it is likely that e-cigs are safer than smoking tobacco in whatever form (pipes, cigars, cigarettes), and without the nicotine there is no longer a substance which causes both the physical dependency and the cardiovascular problems. However, there is usually a vehicle in the e-cig such as propylene glycol, and the safety of this when smoked is unknown. Ditto for additives. ...Read more

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Hi. This is probably a silly question. But is smoking 2 rolled tobbacco sigarettes in a row dangerous?

Rolled tobacco cigs: Unlikely that it will cause any lasting issues However, rolled cigarettes don't have any filters on them so you are getting all the stuff including carbon ash and other products of combustion along with the nicotine. ...Read more