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How do I test my teenager to see if they are smoking cigarettes?

How do I test my teenager to see if they are smoking cigarettes?

Best to ask: The best thing to do is to ask your teenager if they are smoking. Your doctor can run tests to see if nicotine is present in your teen's system, but most (if not all) physicians will not test teens for any sort of drug use without the teen's consent. So, this is really a conversation you should have with your teen, instead of a test. Honest communication is invaluable. ...Read more

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Will smoking cigarettes at 14 years old affect a teen's height growth?

Will smoking cigarettes at 14 years old affect a teen's height growth?

Yes: There's lots of other reasons why you shouldn't smoke, for instance the over 4000 chemical compounds created by smoking, many of which are carcinogenic. Also the increased risk of respiratory problems, chronic cough, bad breath, etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes decrease a mans penis size? And if so, how long would it take for one to see the effects?

Can smoking cigarettes decrease a mans penis size? And if so, how long would it take for one to see the effects?

Not directly, but.: Having an erection is a vascular phenomenon, and cigarettes cause vascular disease, so the vascular disease stemming from cigarette smoking would eventually affect your ability to have an erection. Is that worth it? Hopefully you're more likely to not smoke now. ...Read more

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When after you quit smoking cigarettes will it show up in blood or urine test?

When after you quit smoking cigarettes will it show up in blood or urine test?

Very Variable: If you quit smoking, your tissues can quickly recover from the damage especially if you have been eating foods with lots of antioxidants like red, orange, yellow fruits and same color plus green leafy vegetables...So the cancer cells may not develop at all unless you have a strong family history of cancer and your immunity has been severely compromised. ...Read more

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I stopped smoking cigarettes about 2-3 weeks ago, I did a urine drug test with Quest Diagnostics will my urine test positive for nicotine/ cotinine?

I stopped smoking cigarettes about 2-3 weeks ago, I did a urine drug test with Quest Diagnostics will my urine test positive for nicotine/ cotinine?

Urine nicotine: Data show that urine can still test positive for 10 to 15 days, and even 20 days in some. Urine can test positive for 20-25 days for cotinine. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes 26 days ago will I pass a nicotine test in urine and swabbing of my mouth?

I quit smoking cigarettes 26 days ago will I pass a nicotine test in urine and swabbing of my mouth?

No nicotine: If you did not take any nicotine, either by smoking, chewing, gum or patches, you should pass the test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes affect the way you look?

Can smoking cigarettes affect the way you look?

Yes it can: Yes it can 1 can age your appearance 2affect your skin in form of wrinkles 3it uses up vitc that is needed for healthy skin. 4lines, wrinkles, sunken cheeks and somewhat pigmented appearance 5discoloration of teeth&causes gum disease and may cause loss of teeth and affect your smile and appearance and breath 6discoloration of nails by smoking 7odor of smoke on the clothes and breath 8copd effects. ...Read more