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Does smoking cigarettes have any health benefits?

Does smoking cigarettes have any health benefits?

Quit smoking: There are no health benefits to smoking. Also second hand smoke is harmful to others including risk to baby during pregnancy. You will look and feel better kicking the habit! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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Health effects of vaping vs health effects of cigarette smoking?

Health effects of vaping vs health effects of cigarette smoking?

In my opinion (only): Cigarette smoking is RISKY..Heart Disease (nicotine) and CANCER (tars etc) VAPING is only the nicotine (IE STILL RISKY behavior! Again My Opinion Only ( Shared by MOST of my colleagues!) Hope this helps! Z ...Read more

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Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

See below : Of course there are. There are benefits to all drugs, otherwise we would not use them. The question is whether the benefits outweigh the negatives. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking at 66?

Quitting smoking at 66?

Yes, : Stopping smoking can only help your health. Most important is your desire to stop. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis.Exercise & relaxation helps.For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any psychological benefits from smoking pipe?

Any psychological benefits from smoking pipe?

Possibly: Oral fixations and habits are assuaged by pipe smoking. But the negatives far outway the positives. Better to suck on lollipops than smoke a pipe. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits for anxiety from pipe smoking?

Are there any health benefits for anxiety from pipe smoking?

NOPE: Not sure what type of pipe smoking you mean but they are all bad. Tobacco can cause lip and oral; cancers. Other things are illegal and also terrible for you. A lot of other ways to treat anxiety like exercise, meditation, listening to music and getting professional help with therapy, relaxation techniques, and if necessary, medications. ...Read more

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Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Let me explain: Electronic cigarettes were first popularized as a safer way of nicotine intake. While electronic cigarette consumption is safer than having actual cigarettes filled with tobacco, they are not really a total safe option. Electronic cigarettes are found to contain an anti-freeze component known as diethylene glycol. It is toxic to humans and can cause health worries on inhalation. See the web below. ...Read more

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Is smoking cannabis harmful for health?

Is smoking cannabis harmful for health?

The danger is smokin: Cannabis has been used to reduce nausea & vomiting in chemo & people w/AIDS & to treat pain & muscle spasm;its use for other medical causes has been studied but there is insufficient data for conclusions about safety & efficacy.Short-term use increases minor adverse effects (ie altered cognition for hrs),but doesn't appear to increase major adverse effects(ie cancer).Long-term effects aren't known ...Read more

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Advice about smoking cessation products?

Advice about smoking cessation products?

Review all options: Great information on a variety of treatments is available at http://smokefree.gov/explore-quit-methods People have quit on their own, with various methods and treatments. Research shows that the best chances for quitting happen with combination of coaching and medications -- if you need them to help with cravings. Free coaching at 800-QUIT-NOW. Good luck!!!! ...Read more

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What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

If it is not: Tobacco, it depends upon what is being burned and what is inhaled. The hookah passes the substasnce through water, and could abstract aqueous soluble products, but not lipophilic ones. One needs to read the label of active ingredients. If you don't know; don't do it. ...Read more

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How does pipe smoking affect health compared to cigarette smoking?

How does pipe smoking affect health  compared to cigarette smoking?

It's still tobacco: Pipe smokers get more in the way of cancer of the mouth, iips, tongue, mouth and throat, including the larynx, than do cigarette smokers, but less lung cancer and heart disease, because they usually do not inhale the smoke. However, nicotine is absorbed from oral mucous membranes, so addiction to nicotine and many of the cardiac problems still occur. ...Read more

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Addicted to cornflour. Any negative health effects?

Addicted to cornflour. Any negative health effects?

Lots of calories: As well as the underlying psychological issues related to the pica. In addition, there may be some adverse effects on the absorption of vitamins and other essential nutrients. There is often some underlying trauma issue that leads to the compulsive ingestion of non-food substances, including clay, other kinds of dirt, ice and things like corn flour. I would suggest a mental health evaluation. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is occasional smoking and binge drinking?

How harmful for your health is occasional smoking and binge drinking?

Not good: Depends on how occasional and how severe the smoking and drinking are. If you are drinking alcohol to the point of blacking out or losing motor control, this is dangerous. Smoking has clear adverse effects on the heart, lungs and other organs. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of smoking hemp oil (not cannabis)?

What are the health effects of smoking hemp oil (not cannabis)?

Hard to say: There have been a number of recent reviews of potential effects from the higher levels of cannabidiol (not THC) in hemp oils, and how they might have anti-tumor effects, anti-convulsant effects particularly in some refractory childhood forms of epilepsy, as well as effects for treatment of neuropathic pain and muscle spasm. However as with THC there is uncertainty in dosing, purity, other issues. ...Read more

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Please help! does dipping tobacco like skoal have any health risks?

Please help! does dipping tobacco like skoal have any health risks?

Dipping tobacco: The effects of dipping tobacco much less than cigarettes. The major problem is it can be addictive. There can be dental problems and gum problems with subsequent loss of teeth there's probably some slight increase in cardiovascular problems/ heart problem. Finally , the data on on cancer of the mouth and tongue is problematic. It is something you should look into yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more