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How is the circulatory system affected by tobacco and alcohol?

How is the circulatory system affected by tobacco and alcohol?

Nicotine addiction: Nicotine is a powerful vasoconstrictor. For each cigarette smoked the arteries constrict for about an hour with the result of 50% reduction in blood flow. Nicotine shuts down your circulation. Many with nicotine addiction like its calming effect, which long term leads to ischemic complications like stroke, heart attack, limb loss and sudden death. Hope you can quit. Small amounts red wine okay. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol and tobacco stay in the body for a blood and urine test?

How long does alcohol and tobacco stay in the body for a blood and urine test?

1 drink per hour 48h: Nicotine is 48 hours but plan for 72 to be safe 1 oz of alcohol or one drink takes an hour to clear the system. ...Read more

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Hownlong does alcohol and tobacco stay in the body for a cbc blood test and a normal urine test?

Hownlong does alcohol and tobacco stay in the body for a cbc blood test and a normal urine test?

No matter: Normal urine test and CBC testing would be unaffected by alcohol/nicotine content. Furthermore, they will not show up on these tests. If you are being tested for alcohol or nicotine, then that is a different answer. ...Read more

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What are the possible ways to test for tobacco, alcohol and mariujana In a person? Though he has quit on all of these a month ago.

What are the possible ways to test for tobacco, alcohol and mariujana In a person? Though he has quit on all of these a month ago.

Blood, urine, Saliva: There are tests using any of the above body fluids. If tobacco and alcohol were last used a month ago they will not show in a body fluid test. If you were a heavy marijuana user, it is possible that it could still show positive in body fluid test. There are also drug tests that use hair. On that test, any substance use in the past 90 days will show up. ...Read more

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How do alcohol, tobacco effect the eyes?

How do alcohol, tobacco effect the eyes?

"Bleery eye": Alcohol and tobacco affect every organ system. Complex vascular, sedative and/or stimulant effects occur on the eye organ as well as the central nervous system. ...Read more

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Why is weed illegal if alcohol and tobacco are legal?

Why is weed illegal if alcohol and tobacco are legal?

Fair question: but one that should be directed more towards the people who write the laws, not to a physician. Alcohol prohibition was tried between 1919-1933 and ultimately repealed with a constitutional amendment rescinding prohibition. Prohibitions against drugs appear sometimes to have very little to do with the actual danger of the drug, and more to do with public perceptions, politics and God knows what. ...Read more

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What drugs is worse for your health: tobacco, alcohol or heroin?

What drugs is worse for your health: tobacco, alcohol or heroin?

Its not a contest: What's better for your health, great sleep, excellent nutrition, or a positive outlook on life? Answer: all of the above! (i don't mean to be snarky). There is no level of tobacco or heroin that's ok. Alcohol is a different story, but it's not clear whether there is a 'healthy' amount, or if drinking a small amount does not worsen your health risk. Heroin and tobacco are both highly addictive. ...Read more

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Do alcohol and tobacco increase cancer risk?

Do alcohol and tobacco increase cancer risk?

Absolutely: Both are well established risk factors for many types of cancers. ...Read more

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What is the hardest to quit- alcohol, cocaine, or tobacco?

What is the hardest to quit- alcohol, cocaine, or tobacco?

It depends: On what you are most addicted to. Most addicts find that they have a "drug of choice", and that is the one that is the hardest to quit. ...Read more

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Is marijuana and ecstasy less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco?

Different dangers: Too little is known about ecstasy for anybody to say. Right or wrong, marijuana is illegal and poses dangers to you, from job loss to making it impossible for you to get an organ transplant to cure your alcoholic liver disease. That alcohol ruins the lives of abusers & their families is obvious, and tobacco is the great avoidable life-shortener of the world. How about "none of the above" for you? ...Read more

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What is the hardest to quit- alcohol, food, or cigarettes (tobacco)?

Pick your poison.: All are addictive and usually have physical addictions as well a psychological components. There is no way to score one higher than another. Just pick one and start from there. Talk to your family doctor. ...Read more

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How fast do the symptoms of anaphylaxis worsen under influence of alcohol and tobacco use?

LIkely quickly: The most urgent issues for anaphylaxis are breathing problem and shock. Since alcohol dilates the blood vessels , it will take even more volume to keep your circulation going. As anaphylaxis often causes a reduction in blood volume , alcohol may make the problem worse. As for smoking, it is not a problem but why would you be smoking anyway? ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure and prevent mouth ulcers. I don't consume alcohol or tobacco.

Oral ulcers: If you are finding it difficult to properly treat these ulcers and your dentist is uncertain of the answer i would recommend finding a dentist that specializes or has advanced training in oral medicine. You can check with the american academy of oral medicine web site for a dentist in your area. ...Read more

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I suffered from a mild concussion 6 weeks ago but still feel foggy, although I have gotten better since. Is it safe to consume alcohol and tobacco?

I suffered from a mild concussion 6 weeks ago but still feel foggy, although I have gotten better since. Is it safe to consume alcohol and tobacco?

Concussion: You should see a neurologist to get an MRI if you haven't already..... Smoking shouldn't cause any issues (related to the concussion), but drinking might not be the greatest idea... Neither are good ideas ...Read more

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