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Doctor insights on: How Do You Get Rid Of Skin Discoloring Due To Holding And Smoking Cigarettes

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How do you get rid of skin discoloring due to holding and smoking cigarettes?

How do you get rid of skin discoloring due to holding and smoking cigarettes?

Smoking stains: Continued smoking cessation remains the best way to get rid of skin discoloration from smoking cigarettes, as well as improving your overall health. Skin discoloration should fade over time with avoidance of the culprit (cigarettes), as the stained skin sloughs off naturally. Avoid use of harsh solvents in attempts to remove stains, as these can irritate & damage the skin. ...Read more

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How can I prevent smoking cigarettes?

How can I prevent smoking cigarettes?

Be smart: Anyone who tries to get you to smoke isn't your friend. It's an addiction that will ruin your health and ultimately very likely kill you. Just don't start. If you are a smoker and need to stop, get your physician's help. ...Read more

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What are the chances that I would get cancer from smoking cigarettes?

What are the chances that I would get cancer from smoking cigarettes?

Why chance it: As per the CDC: People who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke. Even smoking a few cigarettes a day or smoking occasionally increases the risk of lung cancer. The more years a person smokes and the more cigarettes smoked each day, the more risk goes up. ...Read more

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How long before you can get cancer when you start smoking cigarettes?

How long before you can get cancer when you start smoking cigarettes?

Depends: It depends on many factors, but from the practical standpoint, who cares? The important things are: if you don't smoke (or use any tobacco product), never start. If you do, stop right away. It is never too late. Work hard at it. Don't give someone your hard earned money so you can get sick later. ...Read more

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How quickly can you get cancer from smoking cigarettes, but only for like 10 months and not everyday?

How quickly can you get cancer from smoking cigarettes, but only for like 10 months and not everyday?

Quit ASAP!!!: It usually takes years, but why do you want to take a chance. Quit as soon as you can. Cancer is only one of the harmful effects of smoking, others being heart attacks, COPD and emphysema and many more. ...Read more

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What are the chances that I would get cancer from smoking cigarettes? Does everyone who smokes get cancer?

No, not everyone: There are more than 50 million smokers in the US, and about 1 million people a year get cancer, and about half of them will die from it. Over 90% of the 200 thousand deaths per year of lung and head/neck cancer are directly due to smoking, as are many other kinds of cancer (often smoking together with excessive alcohol use). Smoking also kills people from heart attack, stroke and other illnesses. ...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