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How do you compare smoking cigarettes too hooca?

How do you compare smoking cigarettes too hooca?

Tobacco is Tobacco: Experts suggest that there is no difference between smoking tobacco through a hookah or through a cigarette. Both are detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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I want to smoke but don't want real cigarettes, how safe r the v2cigs?

I want to smoke but don't want real cigarettes, how safe r the v2cigs?

Asking physicians: You do realize that we are real doctors concerned for your health. Right? The answer is that this may be the most foolish thing you ever consider. Not one of us here will endorse you smoking anything, including the new fad electronic cigarettes. ...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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How do people get addicted to smoking cigarettes?

How do people get addicted to smoking cigarettes?

Nicotine: Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs there is. For eg., when rats in a study were given the choice of choosing by lever Cocaine heroin and nicotine....They always gravitated to nicotine the most ..Even if the position of the levers and drugs were switched around. It also explains why it is so hard to quit smoking. Whatever you do, don't start smoking and get your friends and family to stop. ...Read more

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Do aa and na meetings make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes? A lot of my friends there smoke & oldtimers say not to quit too early.

Do aa and na meetings make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes? A lot of my friends there smoke & oldtimers say not to quit too early.

Addicts OK Addiction: As with most problems people do not want to address (vs. Only a few symptoms which cost them quality of life) people find many ways to justify ; continue addiction, not undermine or confront addictions they do not want to give up. The more you spend time around such people, the more they will promote you to join ; justify their choices ; behaviors. Your choices powerfully affect your outcomes. ...Read more

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Approximately how long does it take to develop lung cancer from smoking cigarrettes? Do electronic cigarrettes actually help a person quit smoking?

Approximately how long does it take to develop lung cancer from smoking cigarrettes? Do electronic cigarrettes actually help a person quit smoking?

Why take a chance?: Cigarettes cause more than 90% of lung cancers, and more than 90% of many other cancers. Having said that, you can smoke all your life and never get cancer; you can also get lung cancer if you have never smoked a cigarette in your life. Smoking is like playing russian roulette. Electronic cigarettes help you quit, only if you are serious about quitting. ...Read more

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For how long you have to smoke elctronic cigarettes in order to quit smoking?

For how long you have to smoke elctronic cigarettes in order to quit smoking?

One day: Just don't start smoking again and you have quit. Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Is nicotine dangerous? I want to quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine until i don't need them.

Is nicotine dangerous?  I want to quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine until i don't need them.

Ecigs not a solution: E-cigarettes do not appear to be effective in helping people quit smoking. In addition, they may have their own problems. Apparently some of the chemicals in them may be as harmful as (if not more so than) the chemicals in regular cigarettes. Craving for nicotine lasts 3-5 mins. Dstract yrself each time (deep breathing, carrot sticks, etc) for the 1st few days of not smoking you will be detoxed. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarettes safe? Will it really help me to quit smoking?Thank you.

Is electronic cigarettes safe? Will it really help me to quit smoking?Thank you.

Nobody knows: They are as safe, or as dangerous (depending on how you want to look at it) as regular cigarettes. There is little or no evidence they are any safer, and there are no published reports of their effectiveness in smoking cessation. They do somewhat reduce the "tars" you breath in, and they do reduce side-stream smoke (so they cut down on second hand smoke exposure). Nicotine patches are effective. ...Read more

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How does nicotine gum compare to smoking?

How does nicotine gum compare to smoking?

Gum vs. Cig : Nicotine gum does not have all of the cigarette chemicals. Here is a list - http://www.Lung.Org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/facts-figures/whats-in-a-cigarette.Html. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many cigarattes do I smoke and how long do I smoke, will make me get addicted to smoking?

Can you let me know how many cigarattes do I smoke and how long do I smoke, will make me get addicted to smoking?

No One Answer: I'm not sure that there is one answer. Some people can feel a strong urge to continue using after one cigarette, for most though, it would take more than just one. ...Read more

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Besides being addicted, how can quitting smoking cigarettes help someone mentally, given they do not drink or do any other type of drug?

Besides being addicted, how can quitting smoking cigarettes help someone mentally, given they do not drink or do any other type of drug?

Smoking: Stopping smoking clears the mind and body after chronic smoking it takes the body 10 years to return to baseline, it also helps the mind think clearly and not make it dependent. ...Read more

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I want to quit smoking but don't want to use gum or the patch. Will electronic cigarettes help?

I want to quit smoking but don't want to use  gum or the patch. Will electronic cigarettes help?

It may: Some patients have success with all of the aforementioned methods, including e - cigs. Pick a quit date and good luck. ...Read more

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What will happen if i cut down smoking cigarettes / weed? Will i get any health benefits?

What will happen if i cut down smoking cigarettes / weed? Will i get any health benefits?

Much better: Stopping smoking is the best way to feel better ib many ways. Smoking weed can sometime cause kidney failure. Be careful. Quit. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if smokeless tobacco are safer then pipes, cigerettes and cigars ?

Hi docs, can you tell me if smokeless tobacco are safer then pipes, cigerettes and cigars ?

To some extent: in that they are not breathed into the lungs and thus are not a cause of lung cancer, or several of the other cancers where systemic effects of smoked tobacco occur. They are also not associated with chronic bronchitis or emphysema. However, they ARE highly associated with nicotine dependency, mouth and throat cancer, gum disease and dental problems. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many teens start smoking cigarettes each year?

Can you let me know how many teens start smoking cigarettes each year?

Thousands: These are the latest statistics from the cdc in 2012: thousands of young people begin smoking every day. Each day, more than 3, 800 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette. Each day, about 1, 000 persons younger than 18 years of age begin smoking on a daily basis. ...Read more

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When you smoke, do you get addicted to other chemicals besides the nicotine?

Not really: but the PROCESS of smoking cigarettes - the ritual of taking it out, putting it in your mouth, lighting it, and inhaling dozens of time for each cigarette, repeated 10-40 cigarettes per day, IS ITSELF ADDICTIVE. The nicotine is what hooks you though, and without nicotine it would be far easier to give up. The nicotine is what causes the mental and muscle relaxation while increasing concentration ...Read more