Doctor insights on:
E Cigarette Vs Real Cigarette Nicotine
Smoking cigarettes can=PAD. Can smoking Marijuana also lead to PAD? The smoke or the Nicotine that is the real culprit? I know all smoking is bad.
Nicotine can increase heart rate and slightly increase BP but there is no evidence it causes vascular disease. It is the burning tobacco leaf giving off 200+ toxic chemicals that causes vascular and pulmonary disease.
The literature does not suggest that marijuana can cause peripheral vascular disease, especially in moderation. One can avoid smoke altogether by eating marijuana brownies/cookies. ...Read more
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, the propellant in these gadgets is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what inhaling them, or the oils, flavorings and additives will do. ...Read more
I went down to 0 mg of nicotine in my e cigarettes due to headaches it was causing me. I have a huge appetite now. Is this normal?
Unable to say: Cigarettes made and sold in India are not required to list their nicotine and tar content, but typically Indian cigarettes have >15 mg of tar and anywhere from 1-2 mg of nicotine. American 'light' cigarettes typically have 0.4-0.6 mg of nicotine and 8 mg of tar. There is NO such thing as a "safe" cigarette - please strongly consider quitting (or at least switching to e-cigs, which may be safer) ...Read more
Higher: Unfilterd except for those soluble in the water. ...Read more
Pretty quick: For the chemical to leave but the withdrwal will peak in1-2 days, last for weeks and cravings go for months or years. ...Read more
If I smoked two to three cigarettes 4 days before a drugtest how long will it take to clear my system of nicotine if I only smoke on occasion?
E-cigarettes R bad.: Technically speaking, we don't really know the safety of those electronic cigarettes in the long term; newer studies are revealing evidence of harm. But what they do help with is removing your emotional and mental attachment to actual cigarettes, which could ultimately help you quit everything. As well, there seem to be fewer ingredients in them; there are 42 carcinogens in cigarettes. ...Read more
Yes: They have other chemicals in them that can be harmful to you and are not recommended and have not been studied. ...Read more
If I have a nicotine test in 5 days, and I smoked a couple of cigarettes today will I be able to pass?
Maybe, or not: There are several variables which effect the amount of cotinine, the byproduct of nicotine, which is measured. Second hand smoke may cause an elevation of the cotinine level. A big time heavy smoker, may have an evaluated level of weeks. Since even second hand smoke can elevate the cotinine, the issue of passing a test depends on the cutoff level from the tester. ...Read more
I am 19 yr and smoked around 30 cigarettes in the past 2 month the last one was a week ago, am I considered nicotine addictive??
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
Yes: Its about being unable to stop and use despite consequences. Amount is less important. ...Read more
That's the problem: Tobacco companies producing e-cigs have not had to do any research because courts ruled that it is just another kind of cigarette, and the fda has no jurisdiction. The propellant is propylene glycol, which is in an oil. What this does when inhaled is simply unknown in humans. The additives, flavorings, preservatives and whatever else is in them also have not been studied. We simply cannot say now. ...Read more
Is the amount of nicotine in cigarettes very varied? Like the large variation in caffeine in different coffees?
Yes and no: Cigarettes are nicotine delivery devices. Perfected over many decades by tobacco companies who know how to get you hooked, in any given pack the nicotine content will vary quite little. One brand may have more or less, but they want you to buy more, so they regulate the content to keep you buying their product. ...Read more
What are the health risks of a nicotine vapor pipe? Is it safe? Is it safer than cigarettes? Is it a safer alternative to cigarettes?
Regardless: All forms of smoking are associated with bad affects from second hand smoke to lightest tar amount. These health hazards are evident regardless of the source of the smoke, pipe, cigarets, vapor pipe or hookah. Regardless, they all contain unhealthy chemicals. Try to quit smoking. Ask your PCP for help and referral to CBT. ...Read more
I have been smoking cigarettes for 4 months and never exceeded 8mg nicotine per cigarette, is it possible to quit without medications??
Absolutely!: Encourage you to quit now before it becomes more entrenched as a habit. ...Read more
What are your opinions & what should I know about nicotine vapor inhalers? Better than cigarettes, i'd think, but I want a professional opinion?
E-cigs: It is definitely better than cigarette as the tar is removed which is the more carcinogenic part. It should be used in decremental manner to get off smoking. It is still addicting as it has the nicotine. It causes vasoconstriction and increase in blood pressure, it causes deposition of cholesterol in blood vessels, and despite not known to be carcinogenic it may trigger cancer cells to multiply. ...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
Electric e-cigarettes (vapping) vs. Regular cigarettes, which is worse? And can it be harmful if the liquid nicotine is swallowed by accident?
E-cigarettes: Are not regulated for safety by the FDA but some studies have shown e-cigarettes contain harmful chemicals, including carcinogens. See: http://www. Lung. Org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-and-lung-health. Html If you accidentally swallow liquid nicotine, call poison control: 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more
Using e-cigarettes to get over chewing tobacco habit--are there any known health risks for e-cigs? Is nicotine in itself harmful to the brai
Not good: E-cigs are not regulated, and some have been found to contain carcinogens and toxins (such as formaldehyde) when tested. Many are produced overseas and are an unknown risk to your health. That being said cigarettes are not good either. I would advise seeing a doctor to try a medication like chantix. The body contains nicotine receptors, and should not be harmful to the brain. ...Read more