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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. ...Read more

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Nicotine (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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Im 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?

Im 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Vegan,non-drinker,non-smoker.Is it actually safe 2 smoke vapor cigarettes?Ones w flavors?Is there nicotine in them?Mite enjoy it unless it's unhealthy

Unknown: There is very little known about effects of vapor in the short term or long term. They haven't been around long enough. . There are ones without nicotine or with different amounts of nicotine, but any of them have other chemicals in them if nothing more than the flavoring and as far as I know there is no information about these other chemicals and no quality control ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to smoke , vape & take nicotine gum & lozenges ?

Is it dangerous to smoke , vape & take nicotine gum & lozenges ?

Your poor heart: Yes. Of course. You are putting your poor heart throughout the ringer aren't you? ...Read more

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Could long term nicotine lozenge usage cause tinnitus? (4mg lozenges, 5-8 times per day for about 1.5 years)

Maybe but not on lis: It is not on the list the causes of tinnitus, or on the side effect list of nicotine lozenges. But the tinnitus is very common and can be present for many reasons but often we don't find a specific reason. You need to have a full tinnitus evaluation and possibly an MRI of the brain ...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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What is the best effective solution for nicotine addiction? My dad (55 years old) needs around 3 cigarette boxes a day, so about 60 cigarettes a day !

What is the best effective solution for nicotine addiction? My dad (55 years old) needs around 3 cigarette boxes a day, so about 60 cigarettes a day !

Professional help: Coordination with his family dr. Combination of behavioral therapy and perhaps Chantix if safe from a general medical perspective. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safe? My son son is using one that uses juice and and no nicotine.

Yes: To this date I am unaware of any study that shows the electronic cigarettes are not safe. That is for cancer or chronic lung problems. There are some studies on the effects of the nicotine, but I am unaware of any conclusive problems with those studies either. ...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