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What is the probability that a mixed-race female who smokes 1 pack of cigarettes per day will develop lung disease?

Very good

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The probability of developing emphysema in a 1 pack a day smoker is dePendant upon longevity, not race. If you smoke for long enough, the chances are 100%, whether you are mixed, white, black, Latino, purple or green
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What could cause lung disease other than smoking?

Several

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Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency,lymphangioleiomyomatosis,neoplasms,bronchectasis,Kartagener's Syndrome, Primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, pneumoconioses,viral pneumonia, parasitic pneumonia and several more just to mention some.
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani answered:

What is the definition or description of: Lung symptom?

Several symptoms

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Lung symptoms can be any symptom that is related to lungs, airways or breathing. This could include fast or shallow breathing, blue discoloration of lips and nails, noisy breathing (stertor/stridor), wheeze, cough, chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath with activity or exercise or at rest, coughing up blood or phlegm/mucus, snoring etc. Evaluation of these symptoms should be done promptly
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Could i have developed a lung disease just from smoking weed for little over a year?

Lung Sxs

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Smoking cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing, coughing & increased sputum production.
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Dr. Ernest Bordini answered:

Could smoking marijuana for over a year cause lung disease?

Sure,

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While it depends on quantity, the normal toxins in pot smoke (assuming it has not been sprayed with even more toxic subtances) hae been considered equivalent to a pack of cigarettes. Think about it...tokers suck it in and hold it down in their lungs, right!? Chronic coughs from the smoke and some depressed immune function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or worse are risks -
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Dr. Hon Lee answered:

What does it mean to have a pulmonary lung disease? Does smoking cause this disease?

Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary disease is a broad category which has many causes and many manifestations. Lung diseases can be innate from birth or can be a result of environmental impacts. Among these environmental influences linked to climate, geography and ecology, smoking has been clearly identified as a root cause of many lung/pulmonary ailments.
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Dr. Carlo M. Hatem answered:

How would breathing through a straw simulate chronic lung disease caused by smoking?

Airflow resistance

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Think of the lungs as a giant balloon. The critical point in the system is the neck of the balloon. The narrower the neck, the harder it is for air to flow in and out. In Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease the bronchial tubes are narrower due to mucous, swelling, inflammation and sometimes loss of support structures. The straw analogy relates to the airflow limitation through smaller tubes/airways.
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After a lung transplant, how quickly can I start smoking again?

Lung Transplant

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You should never smoke again after a lung transplant!
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How will breathing through a straw simulate chronic lung disease caused by smoking?

Narrow airways

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The straw represents narrow air passages.
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Dr. Myra L. Skluth answered:

Before i quit smoking thirty-one years ago. I spoked 1 PPD. could this cause a lung disease?

Yes

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The longer you smoked the greater the likelihood of disease
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