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Doctor insights on: Good Reasons To Smoke Cigarettes

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For what reason do people smoke cigarettes?

For what reason do people smoke cigarettes?

Addiction.: People who start smoking are often looking for stress relief or caving to peer pressure. After that the addiction sets in, and they continue smoking because they're hooked on it. ...Read more

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My most recent blood test showed my hemogolbin level was high. I smoke cigarettes n the dr thinks this may b the reason y. Im really worried ?

My most recent blood test showed my hemogolbin level was high. I smoke cigarettes n the dr thinks this may b the reason y. Im really worried
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Then quit smoking!: A high hemoglobin level is usually from smoking. A person's hemoglobin level is essentially the amount of red blood cells. A low hemoglobin is referred to as anemia. The red blood cells are, among other things, responsible for carrying oxygen around the body. Having high hemoglobin means your body isn't getting enough oxygen so it's making more red blood cells to compensate. Quit to change this! ...Read more

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Are cigarettes the only reason you get lung cancer?

Are cigarettes the only reason you get lung cancer?

Major: The majority of lung cancer is caused by smoking 80-90%, especially in men. There is growing incidence of lung cancer in never smokers (<100 total lifetime cigarettes). This may be caused by mutations in certain genes such as egfr, or unusual fusion genes such as eml4-alk. These gene mutations are often found in younger individuals, asian ethncity and never smokers. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes. Is there any reason why I have been craving chocolate more intensely?

I quit smoking cigarettes. Is there any reason why I have been craving chocolate more intensely?

Pretty common: Chocolate causes craving both because it has a chemical (theobromine) that is a cousin to caffeine and causes a true dependency, and effects on raising serotonin levels as well. Also, quitting is associated with increased appetite in general. Use carrot and celery sticks, drink more water, consider pharmacologic treatment for nicotine withdrawal if needed - patches, lozenges, gum, chantix. ...Read more

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I left smoking cigarettes 15 days back after 4.5 months.I have coughed a lot and i feel a bit of chest pain sometimes.What could be the reason behind?

I left smoking cigarettes 15 days back after 4.5 months.I have coughed a lot and i feel a bit of chest pain sometimes.What could be the reason behind?

Goblet cells: The irritation from the smoke make the lungs produce more mucous secreting goblet cells. While smoking these goblet cells are more or less "sedated" by the products in smoke but once one stops smoking they come "alive"..Eventually they go back to more or less normal as long as other irritants to the lungs are avoided. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigarettes the main reason i cannot perform when she wants to have sex?

Is smoking cigarettes the main reason i cannot perform when she wants to have sex?

Possible: Smoking can restrict blood flow on the basis of atherosclerosis. But there are other causes for erectile dysfunction. Psychological hormonal vascular, neurological . Advise seeing physician arrive at diagnosis and begin treatment both you and your significant other will be happier. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any other reason for a laryngectomy (removal of the larynx, or voice box) besides smoking cigarettes?

Help! need to know if there's any other reason for a laryngectomy (removal of the larynx, or voice box) besides smoking cigarettes?

Yes: The most common reason would be laryngeal cancer related to smoking. Other non smoking cancers would be other reasons, but much lower on the list. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate 115. 2 Martinis and 4 cigarettes in the past 5 hours probably the only reason? Drank about 4 glasses of water, anything else I can do to lower it? It's too uncomfortable to sleep with it beating so fast.

Resting heart rate 115. 2 Martinis and 4 cigarettes in the past 5 hours probably the only reason? Drank about 4 glasses of water, anything else I can do to lower it? It's too uncomfortable to sleep with it beating so fast.

115: There's nothing harmful about 115 but if you're uncomfortable and resting doesn't slow it, you should go to an ER - you may not be in a normal rhythm. There's no herbal or natural remedy that will help. ...Read more