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How does smoking cigarettes cause some cancers?

How does smoking cigarettes cause some cancers?

Tobacco: When burned produces a number of arylhydrocarbons, and other carcinogens that directly attack human dna leading to mutations. Some are repaired, others propagate over time, mean time, nicotine addicts. The more exposure, probabilistic risk increases for cancer, cardiovascular and lung disease. Evidence is overwhelming indisputable.. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Does smoking cause bladder cancer?

Does smoking cause bladder cancer?

Yes: Smoking is one of the leading causes of bladder cancer. In fact very recent studies have shown an even higher link between smoking and bladder cancer thanv previously thought. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause breast cancer?

Does smoking cause breast cancer?

No: No direct correlation with breast cancer, and smoking. There is direct correlation with several other cancers, and smoking. Lung cancer, head and neck cancer, bladder cancer is to name just a few. ...Read more

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How does smoking cause bladder cancer?

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How does smoking cause bladder cancer?

Carcinogens: Just like lung cancer and smoking, there is association between bladder cancer and smoking. The carcinogens taken up by the body are excreted into the urine which was held in the bladder and all those chemicals can then act on the lining of the bladder to cause cancer. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause mesothelioma?

Does smoking cause mesothelioma?

No: Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable, health-related deaths in the United States. Quitting smoking, or never starting in the first place, reduces risk of several life-threatening diseases. Cigarette smoking has been related to emphysema, heart disease, lung and throat cancer, and bladder cancer, but not mesothelioma. ...Read more

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Does gum cause cancer?

Does gum cause cancer?

Gum disease? No!: I haven't seen written documentation that correlates gum disease with cancer. However if ones body is continually fighting inflammation from gum disease, it has to take a toll on ones immune system. With the mouth being the most chronically infected part of an otherwise healthy body, why take chances. Floss daily do some careful vibratory toothbrushing at the gum-tooth interface ; don't worry! ...Read more

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How exactly does smoking cause lung cancer?

How exactly does smoking cause lung cancer?

Tobacco's carcinogen: Tobacco contains a number of chemicals which are the cause of cancer. So tobacco taken in any form(Chewing, snorting or smoking introduces these chemicals in the body , and given sufficient concentration of these chemicals, the end result of such exposure is cell damage leading to development of Cancers of many types(all tissues coming in contact with tobacco can develop Cancer(Aerodigestive tract ...Read more

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Can electronic cigarettes/nicotine cause cancer?

Can electronic cigarettes/nicotine cause cancer?

Not likely: These are ways to supply the needed dose of nicotine to satisfy your addictive needs. They are designed not to allow tars and irritants into your throat. Thus the incidence of cancer should be no greater than in non-smokers. They are an effective way to attempt to stop smoking altogether and i encourage this in my patients. ...Read more

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Does inhaler cause cancer?

Does inhaler cause cancer?

No it does not: Only smoke inhalation causes cancer. Other inhalers dispense medicines...And the medicines do not cause cancer. ...Read more

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How can smoking cigarettes cause cancer?

How can smoking cigarettes cause cancer?

Serious consequence: Smoking causes more than four in five cases of lung cancer. Lung cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all cancers. Tobacco smoke contains more than 70 different cancer-causing substances. When you inhale smoke, these chemicals enter your lungs and spread around the rest of your body. Scientists have shown that these chemicals can damage dna and change important genes. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause pancreatic cancer?

Does alcohol cause pancreatic cancer?

Maybe: Whether alcohol abuse is an important risk factor for pancreatic cancer isn't clear; smoking clearly is. Abuse alcohol though and you're asking for chronic pancreatitis, a confusingly-named lifetime severe pain syndrome involving damage to the deep nerves of the area. You don't want that, or any of several other unpleasant sequelae. Best wishes; make smart decisions & drink moderately if at all. ...Read more

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How can cigarette smoking cause bladder cancer?

How can  cigarette smoking cause bladder cancer?

Carcinogens: Cancer causing compounds in the smoke get inhaled and enter your bloodstream. While the lungs get the first pass, the kidneys and liver have to get rid of them. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause tongue cancer?

Can smoking marijuana cause tongue cancer?

Maybe: The link of marijuana to tongue cancer is not conclusive. Marijuana contains chemicals which are carcinogens and some data suggest increased risk of oral cancer. However, a definitive link has not been proven and most organizations have no conclusive position on this issue. ...Read more

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Can smoking crack cause cancer?

Can smoking crack cause cancer?

Not your 1st worry: The problems caused by smoking crack are so great and many and likely that the question of long into the future increased risk of cancer is puny. It does not have the tar and nicotine of tobacco - so the irritation of smoking might be less. Don't do it - it can really mess up your life. ...Read more

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Does dipping tobacco cause stomach problems?

Does dipping tobacco cause stomach problems?

Dipping Tobacco Bad: Saliva leaches the nicotine out of the "dipping" tobacco & decreases blood flow to the oral, esphogeal & stomach mucous membranes. This mucosa becomes more permeable to the 200+ cancer producing chemicals in tobacco. If you drink alcohol, the alcohol it extracts the chemicals enhancing their penetration into the mucosa. Stop if you can, or get help to stop. ...Read more

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I just started using the e - cigarette is there any harm to my lungs or throat from the nicotine vapor? And does nicotine cause cancer.

I just started using the e - cigarette is there any harm to my lungs or throat from the nicotine vapor? And does nicotine cause cancer.

Cancer is not the : Only risk from using tobacco products. Nicotine affects cardiovascular system and is likely a cause of heart disease. Avoid tobacco in any form. ...Read more

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Could nicotine cause cancer or is nicotine in its base form simply addictive?

Could nicotine cause cancer or is nicotine in its base form simply addictive?

Doesn't cause cancer: Nicotine is the cause of the dependency that develops from tobacco-containing products, but it is the "tars, " complex organic molecules that are the carcinogens, and may either cause or promote cancer growth in different kinds of organs, including mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, lung, breast and elsewhere. ...Read more

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Is it okay if i occasionally smoke e cig nicotine the lowest amount? Will it cause any bad things?Will it give me cancer? Without nicotine good?

Is it okay if i occasionally smoke e cig nicotine  the lowest amount? Will it cause any bad things?Will it give me cancer? Without nicotine good?

Terrible idea: Please don't put yourself in a situation in which you are likely to become addicted to the most addictive of all substances -- nicotine. These things may be helpful in folks who are trying to quite smoking, but people who take up the habit using them are doing something terribly stupid. ...Read more

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Can electronic cigarettes/nicotine cause cancer?

Not likely: These are ways to supply the needed dose of nicotine to satisfy your addictive needs. They are designed not to allow tars and irritants into your throat. Thus the incidence of cancer should be no greater than in non-smokers. They are an effective way to attempt to stop smoking altogether and i encourage this in my patients. ...Read more

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Does E juice cigarette pens cause cancer? And is Nicotine bad for you?

Does E juice cigarette pens cause cancer? And is Nicotine bad for you?

Not sure: There is no regulation for what companies put in e-cigarettes, so we don't really know what is in there. Therefore, we don't know if it can cause cancer. They have not been around long enough to do the long term studies needed to say either way. Nicotine causes constriction of blood vessels and can be highly toxic, even fatal, at high doses. ...Read more

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Will a zero nicotine or no nicotine vapor pen cause anything bad like cancer or anything along those lines?

We do not know: The problem with vapor smoking is the unregulated production of the liquid cartridge. The bottom line is that you really do not know what is in the vapor product. There are many things that have carcinogenic capabilities-and this carcinogenesis is enhanced in almost any product by burning it. Best to avoid smoking (anything) all together. ...Read more

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Does snus cause oral cancer? Is there anyway do have nicotine and it not cause health problems?

Does snus cause oral cancer?  Is there anyway do have nicotine and it not cause health problems?

Sinus infection, no: The sinus cancer is often discovered when a person is being treated for a benign, inflammatory disease, sinusitis. Actually nicotine causes some serious health problem, ...Read more

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What exactly is it that causes lung cancer. Is it the nicotine, the tobacco, or the smoke?

What exactly is it that causes lung cancer. Is it the nicotine, the tobacco, or the smoke?

The smoke: It is the smoke that causes the lung cancer. The smoke causes an intense inflammatory reaction in the lungs, and when this continues for years and years, it can cause lung cancer. Now, the nicotine itself doesn't usually cause the cancer, but it is more addictive than heroin. Thus, you get hooked on the cigarettes, which have the smoke, which causes the cancer. A very, very sinister product. ...Read more

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Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

No canceer: nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches are used to wean off nicotine. This has nothing to do with the nicotine in cigarrete smoking when the fumes from smoking can induce malignant transformation secondary to carcinogens in the tobacco which when burnt and inhaled can cause problems. ...Read more

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Can nicotine replacement lozenges still cause oral cancer? 

Unlikely: Nicotene is addictive but not likely the cause of cancer for those who smoke or chew. Further, it would be very difficult to determine if an ex-smoker who uses nicorete developed cancer because of the gum becuase we know natural tobacco products do... Nicotene is not a known carcinogen but there are many carcinogens in natural tobacco: http://tinyurl.Com/3h74dkv. ...Read more

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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read more

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There is a non tobacco non nicotine herbal snuff called Smokey Mountain snuff can this product still cause cancer?

There is a non tobacco non nicotine herbal snuff called Smokey Mountain snuff can this product still cause cancer?

Not sure: Looking at the ingredients (http://www.smokeysnuff.com/faq.html), should be much safer than tobacco products. No research that I know of has been done. ...Read more

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My dad quit dip 3 years ago nut now has a urge for nicotine. Can he just use a 32mg nicotine patch to prevent this? Also does patch cause cancer?

Stopping Tobacco: Nicotine patches can be used for people who chew just like ones who smoke. The amount of patch depends on the amount of chew, just like it depends on the number of cigarettes one smokes. Using non nicotine mint snuff can also decrease the urges and cravings along with the patch. Patches don't cause cancer. Nicotine is not the cancer causing agent in the chew. Good luck, help him succeed! ...Read more

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Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Not Believed to Be: Nicotine is not considered an express carcinogen despite its addictive potential in association with known carcinogens (ie, tobacco). ...Read more

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Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Maybe: There's one cancer for which nicotine may be a growth promoter, but the really wicked stuff in tobacco smoke that damages genes is in the products of combustion. ...Read more

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Could a e-cig give you cancer even if the liquid doesn't have nicotine in it?

Nobody knows: There are zero studies of e-cigs, and nobody knows what they will do, even with no nicotine. Nicotine is not the cause of cancer anyway - it is the complex hydrocarbons (tars) in the smoke. It is likely that e-cigs will prove safer than smoked cigarettes, but again, nobody really knows. The propellant in these gadgets is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what inhaling them, or the oils, will do. ...Read more

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Does nicotine promote other cancers such as breast cancer? Please, need some answers?

Does nicotine promote other cancers such as breast cancer? Please, need some answers?

There's some ?: most earlier studies really couldn't tie smoking with breast cancer, but some recent work looking at smoking's relationship with breast cancer found that smoking did alter some estrogen receptors in breast associated with accelerating the growth of cancer cells. Alcohol is more related, and the smoking addition to risk is quite modest, but appears there, at least in some kinds of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I am trying to stop smoking, using a e liquid vapor pen, one that contains 0 nicotine mg, but i am a bit concerned can i still get cancer from the pen?

I am trying to stop smoking, using a e liquid vapor pen, one that contains 0 nicotine mg, but i am a bit concerned can i still get cancer from the pen?

Reframe/Rethink: I'd encourage you to reframe/focus on something else...you are nicotine free! That's a HUGE accomplishment, celebrate. Your next step will be on replacing the vapor pen with another activity. Something that will simulate the pen, (i.e. deep breathing, holding something in your hand, sugar free gum to stimulate the senses in your mouth). Get creative. ...Read more

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Im 16 can i get lung cancer from smoking electronic cigarettes with nicotine ive been smoking them for about a year and i do every day,smoke alot during the day so is it possible for me to get lung cancer from smoking them?

Unknown: Longterm effects of e-cigarettes are not known since they are relatively new. They may be safer than traditional cigarettes from a cancer standpoint but effects of nicotine on your health can be dangerous as well. ...Read more

Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more