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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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