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Doctor insights on: E Cigarette Vs Real Cigarette Nicotine

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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.

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.

Probably not: 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

Nicotine (Definition)

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


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Please help docs! Is puffing 0 nicotine e cigarettes harmful?

Please help docs! Is puffing 0 nicotine e cigarettes harmful?

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

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How much nicotine is in cigarettes?

How much nicotine is in cigarettes?

Nicotine: About 1 - 2 mg. Per cigarette is absorbed into the bloodstream. Nicotine is a stimulant and addicting. It increases blood pressure and heart rate. It does nothing good for your health. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of nicotine in Sleek Line Kings cigarettes?

What is the percentage of nicotine in Sleek Line Kings cigarettes?

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

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How long does it take the nicotine from cigarettes to get out of your system?

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

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Are non nicotine electronic cigarettes bad for you?

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

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Is e-liquid for electronic cigarettes still bad for you if they don't have nicotine in them?

Yes: They have other chemicals in them that can be harmful to you and are not recommended and have not been studied. ...Read more

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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

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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 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??

Probably not.: Addiction can start at any time, some people take a lot of a substance to become addicted some people take much smaller amounts to become addicted, based on the little you have told us I think the chance of you being addicted to nicotine very very slim. ...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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Am I addicted to nicotine if I only speak 2 cigarettes a day?

Yes: Its about being unable to stop and use despite consequences. Amount is less important. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes without tobacco or nicotine safe?

Are electronic cigarettes without tobacco or nicotine safe?

Safer versus Safe: I think that they are safer than regular cigarettes although nicotine vapor may cause its own health issues. There urgently needs to be more studies on this as I have seen people using these devices everywhere! ...Read more

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Wanted to know if cigarettes cause other addictions besides nicotine?

Wanted to know if cigarettes cause other addictions besides nicotine?

No: Many smokers are dependent on the nicotine and never develop any other addictions. That being said, there are many people who are "cross-addicted" to cigarettes and any number of other drugs. ...Read more

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Can there be any known side effects of electronic cigarettes besides nicotine?

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

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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 the amount of nicotine in cigarettes very varied? Like the large variation in caffeine in different coffees?

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

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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

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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

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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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Electric e-cigarettes (vapping) vs. Regular cigarettes, which is worse? And can it be harmful if the liquid nicotine is swallowed by accident?

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

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Hi docs, would I get macular degeneration from smoking e cigarettes without nicotine?

Hi docs, would I get macular degeneration from smoking e cigarettes without nicotine?

See below: Smoking tobacco worsens the degree of macular degeneration if your are prone to get this disease genetically in the first place. ...Read more

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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