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Doctor insights on: How Bad Is It If You Smoke A Cigarette On The Same Day As Using Nicotine Lozenge

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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.

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How fast might you become addicted to nicotine if you smoke 3 cigarettes a day?

How fast might you become addicted to nicotine if you smoke 3 cigarettes a day?

Varies: Everyone's addiction potential varies. Smoking 3 cigarettes per day increases your chances of smoking more and increases you chances of developing dependence. Quit now while you are at 3 and avoid the chance of addiction all together. There are zero health benefits of smoking and any social/emotional benefits can be achieved in healthier ways.

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I'm 16 can I get lung cancer from smoking electronic cigarettes with nicotine ive been smoking them for about a year and I do every day, smoke alot during the day so is it possible for me to get lung cancer from smoking them?

I'm 16 can I get lung cancer from smoking electronic cigarettes with nicotine ive been smoking them for about a year and I do every day, smoke alot during the day so is it possible for me to get lung cancer from smoking them?

Unknown: Longterm effects of e-cigarettes are not known since they are relatively new. They may be safer than traditional cigarettes from a cancer standpoint but effects of nicotine on your health can be dangerous as well.

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

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

We don’t know: Because e-liquid for electronic cigarettes are unregulated, you don’t necessarily know what’s in them. And if you don't smoke, don't start with e-cigs just for fun.

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Are non nicotine electronic cigarettes bad for you?

Yes: They will not have, tar that causes cancer but has bad nicotine, t much higher doses than normal cigarettes. They are not safe, as they claim, avoid by al l means.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How is nicotine expelled from the body? I am a light smoker, I smoke 2-3 cigarettes in a 24 hour period.

If you smoke that: Little, there is no reason you can't stop. Even 2-3 cigarettes a day causes a measurable increase in problems like coronary heart disease, stroke, bronchitis and cancer. Nicotine is metabolized to cotinine which is excreted in urine, but while nicotine is present, it causes vasoconstriction, clamping down and depriving the vessels of oxygen, increasing arteriosclerosis in heart, brain, elsewhere.

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Can you smoke hookah if you recently quit cigarettes, and not be addicted to nicotine?

No: That's like an alcoholic giving up scotch and switching to vodka. Its tobacco, and its still addicting, still harmful, still a carcinogen.

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What is side effect a nicotine-gum at the same time as smoking cigarettes?

What is side effect a nicotine-gum at the same time as smoking cigarettes?

Nicotine gum&smoking: Overdose of nocotine, it is not a good idea to smoke and chew the gum as well, it defeats the purpose.

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Wife is trying to quit smoking with e-cigarettes. In theory she could wean off to no nicotine, but are they as bad or even worse than tobacco?

Wife is trying to quit smoking with e-cigarettes. In theory she could wean off to no nicotine, but are they as bad or even worse than tobacco?

We don't know.: E-cigarettes are not recommended as a quitting aid. They are not regulated, we don't know much about the levels of nicotine and other chemicals, and there is no research that shows that they help smokers quit. More info found at http://smokefree. Gov/e-cigarettes the best ways to quit are to use coaching and approved treatments such as nicotine patch, gum or lozenge or prescription medications.

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I need to pass a blood test for my insurance. I smoke cigarettes okay, how long does it take to get nicotine out of my system?

I need to pass a blood test for my insurance. I smoke cigarettes okay, how long does it take to get nicotine out of my system?

Stop for 2 weeks: To be safe, you might want to stop smoking for a couple weeks. They are testing for cotinine which is a metabolite of nicotine. It has a long half life up to 40 hours. This tests shows positive for both active smokers and those who have quit but are using nicotine patch, gum, etc. Another test is used to identify active smokers. It is called anabasine and found in tobacco products. Try 2 wks off.

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I want to figure out how I'm going to quit smoking. Does nicotine gum make you feel the same way that cigarettes do?

I want to figure out how I'm going to quit smoking. Does nicotine gum make you feel the same way that cigarettes do?

Personal Motivation: Nicotine gum helps a lot of people quit but the feeling isn't the same. Some people 12 step programs work (nicotine anonymous). If this approach leaves you cold, find other ways of getting support. Don't worry about the fact that you haven't been able to quit. Keep looking for your personal motivation. You'll find it. Best wishes.