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What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

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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Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more


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What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

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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Could second hand smoke cause acne?

Could second hand smoke cause acne?

No: Nobody's showed a link. That doesn't mean you have to tolerate it. Don't try to figure out what's causing your acne; simply treat it. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could asthma come from second hand smoke exposure?

Could asthma come from second hand smoke exposure?

Possibly.. : There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc. ...Read more

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Which is worse exposure to second hand cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exhaust?

Which is worse exposure to second hand cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exhaust?

Nothing to choose: Both are bad in different ways. Tobacco smoke predisposes to heart attacks, aggravates respiratory problems and may marginally increase the risk of cancers. Auto exhaust causes respiratory damage, carbon monoxide poisoning and depending on the type of exhaust may increase the risk of cancers. ...Read more

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How would breathing through a straw simulate chronic lung disease caused by smoking?

How would breathing through a straw simulate chronic lung disease caused by smoking?

Airflow resistance: Think of the lungs as a giant balloon. The critical point in the system is the neck of the balloon. The narrower the neck, the harder it is for air to flow in and out. In chronic obstructive lung disease the bronchial tubes are narrower due to mucous, swelling, inflammation and sometimes loss of support structures. The straw analogy relates to the airflow limitation through smaller tubes/airways. ...Read more

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Could second hand smoke cause problems?

Could second hand smoke cause problems?

Yes: Second hand smoke can cause the same problems as regular smokers - asthma, copd, lung cancer.... ...Read more

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Are you exposed to secondhand hand smoke just by passing people?

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Are you exposed to secondhand hand smoke just by passing people?

Yes but: If you define any exposure, then the answer is yes . However the duration and quantity of exposure determine whether your health would be impacted thus the casual exposure you get will not likely affect you. ...Read more

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Can second hand smoke from synthetic marijuana cause a reaction in someone?

Can second hand smoke from synthetic marijuana cause a reaction in someone?

Sure: Whatever's in the air, gets breathed in by those present. Synthetic marijuana is especially risky stuff because you don't know what's in it in the first place -- unidentified herbs sprayed with an undetermined quantity of thc-like solution. Not healthy for the smoker or those breathing around him/her. ...Read more

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Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?

Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?

Yes: Cigarette smoke carries lots of carcinogens and is toxic to smokers and non smokers alike, regardless of who "owns" it. Don't smoke and stay away from places where people do. ...Read more

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What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

Risks less but there: While the odds are less, secondhand smoke has been linked to the development of emphysema and heart disease, just like smoking. So not as intensely risky as smoking, but still risky. People who live with smokers do need to be careful and mind their own health. ...Read more

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Emphysema is a disease, frequently caused by smoking, what are the effects?

Emphysema is a disease, frequently caused by smoking, what are the effects?

Damaged air sacs: smoking causes two major kinds of damage - inflammation of the air passages (bronchitis) which ultimately narrows and scars these passages, and damage to the tiny air sacs (alveoli) where oxygen and carbon dioxide is exchanged between air we breathe in and blood in the pulmonary capillaries. Eventually we cannot get in enough oxygen or get rid of carbon dioxide and can't move air- air hunger. ...Read more

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Are rashes on hand caused by liver disease?

Are rashes on hand caused by liver disease?

Liver disease : What type of liver disease? And how does the rash look like? Try to attach a picture of the rash. ...Read more

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Could you develop asthma from second hand smoke?

Could you develop asthma from second hand smoke?

Absolutely: Actually, it exacerbates your own tendency to asthma. You do not have to tolerate it. ...Read more

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What can cause scarring on your lungs? Never smoked, or around second hand smoke

What can cause scarring on your lungs? Never smoked, or around second hand smoke

Many causes. See PCP: Numerous diseases can cause lung scarring. See your pcp/pulmonologist for an evaluation and full work-up. ...Read more

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What could of caused bladder cancer, could second hand smoke?

What could of caused bladder cancer, could second hand smoke?

In theory at least: Yes. But many other causes are possible too (hair dye, aniline exposure, etc). ...Read more

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