Doctor insights on: How bad is it if you smoke a cigarette on the same day as using nicotine lozenge
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.
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
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
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?
Yes: They have other chemicals in them that can be harmful to you and are not recommended and have not been studied. ...Read more
If I smoked two to three cigarettes 4 days before a drugtest how long will it take to clear my system of nicotine if I only smoke on occasion?
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
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
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 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
Doubt this will: Happen unless you are sensitive than even one might cause symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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