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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne keeps coming and going and it's coming bad what causes it?, can stress cause it? Or smoking cigarettes?
Does the sun help get rid of it?
How to get rid of a sore throat at home?
And can smoking cigarettes daily (6-12) for a month cause it or leaving the ac on all night?
Can stop smoking: There is never a need to smoke anything, other than smoking baby-back ribs (those are yummy). Just be strong and quit... and never go near the stuff again. One may have to avoid hanging around smokers (that's just a sacrifice one can make for a better life). One's primary care doctor can examine the throat to see if strep bacteria might be causing the pain, and also can help with quitting smoking. ...Read more
I always feel like my head is heavy and i feel lack of concentration and sleepy always.Are these withdrawl symptoms of smoking cigarettes?
See U PCP : For evaluation and work up before making such assumption. ...Read more
I quit smoking cigarettes 6 months ago and like 6 weeks ago i started smoking cigars now for the last 2 weeks I have had a sharp pain in my head only when i cough it doesn't always happen but at least 80% any ideas?
Stop smoking: Congratulations on stopping smoking cigarettes. Unfortunately, smoking cigars has the same hazards as smoking cigarettes- see http://www.Quitsmokingsupport.Com/cigars.Htm. I strongly urge you to stop smoking cigars. The pain in your head when you cough suggests inflammation. If you don't cough you won't have pain & stopping smoking should reduce coughing, if the cough & pain persists see a doctor. ...Read more
Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for it, and go for it. http://www.amazon.com/Thats-Quit-Quitting-Smoking-Forever/dp/0595290469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416278193&sr=8-1&keywords=giannone+i+quit ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i've quit smoking cigarettes using nicontine replacment what methods, what can I use now to get off that ?
Taper: The idea behind nicotine replacement is that it "might" help you to stop smoking which is a good thing in and of itself. You then have to slowly taper off the nicotine replacement products which is sometimes a slow process. A doctor might be able to help as some prescription drugs like Clonidine have been shown to help a variety of addictive processes. A challenge for sure. ...Read more
Hey docs, I am wondering what are the chances that i would get cancer from smoking cigarettes only a few times?
Low.: Smoking a few cigarettes (say one pack) is very unlikely to increase risk of cancer. This is not an endorsement for smoking. Tobacco products kill countless people in north america every year. Tobacco is potentially lethal and using tobacco products is dangerous not glamorous. Smoking cessation is good for health and for the wallet, as cigs cost a lot of money. ...Read more
What can cause me to get dizzy while smoking cigarettes? I smoke regularly and have been for a few year but all of a sudden i've been getting dizzy.
Too much smoking: If you are inhaling your cigarette fast, you will get dizzy. Another reason to stop this bad habit that will kill you. ...Read more
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
Sheer guts! : But try to find an interest in something that gives you pleasure. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How quickly can you get cancer from smoking cigarettes, but only for like 10 months and not everyday?
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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