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How Long Do You Have To Smoke To Get Copd
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Unknown: We don't know the exact amount of smoking that increases your risk of the many kinds of cancers which are related to smoking but, we do know that non-smokers are far less likely to develop larynx cancer. Consider the risks of cancer, heart disease, amputations and the expense...It's totally worth it to quit. You can get help from a tobacco cessation group or from your physician. ...Read more
Not a lot: 15% of smokers (>100 total cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. If you smoke 4 cigarettes per day, that is >1200 cigarettes a year! 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Both direct and secondhand smoking of tobacco (and marijuana) are unsafe. Additionally, numerous other diseases and cancers are related to smoking. Don't smoke and markedly increase your odds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: You're not supposed to get high on medicinal mj! you're supposed to get pain or nausea relief. Medicinal marijuana has its thc content limited by statute. Domestic mj has on average 40% thc. Most statutes limit thc to less than 20%. How high you get is very individual & dependent on many factors. But your question implies your are trying to "game" the system by illegally using medical mj. ...Read more
No magic number: but an old statistic which I think holds is that if an individual smokes 7 or more cigarettes, they have a 90% chance of becoming dependent and a chronic smoker. There are rare individuals who really do smoke "socially," having 1-2 cigarettes at special occasions a few times a year, without developing dependence, but they are few and far between. ...Read more
Doubt this will: Happen unless you are sensitive than even one might cause symptoms. ...Read more
Different for all: Human beings are biochemically individual, and thus react to health insults like smoking at different rates and in different ways. Maybe the real question is, how long do you have to hurt yourself before you realize that you're making a stupid choice? Stop smoking, your lungs will start recovering (and the rest of you too!). ...Read more
Difficult question: It depends on whether it is wet or dry cold, what the outside temperature is and what part of the body is exposed. Mostly frostbite occurs on the hands or feet. The colder the outside temperature the more rapid the onset. Also relates to the type of protective clothing. It can be just a few minutes or longer of exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't imagine: you are asking this about yourself since at 43 I think your growth plates have long ago closed. It isn't a matter of how long you smoke, but how much you are smoking at the times that growth plates are most active (growth spurts). It doesn't take much smoking for much time to stunt growth and reduce height. ...Read more
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
No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. ...Read more
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No easy answer to: That question. Depends on how much you use, and how potent the preparation is, as well as your sensitivity to the cancer causing effects of tobacco - all of those are highly variable. For most people, it is about the same amount of time that smoking causes cancer, a decade or more and usually 20-30 years of use, but some people are highly sensitive and have problems much earlier. ...Read more
Family Practice: Damage is already occuring whenever we smoke but evidence is not usually seen or heard for years. Smokers are at higher risk for stroke, heart disease, copd, and cancer. Therefore we should never start. Strongly encourage you to quit if you do. Thank you for asking. It was a good question. ...Read more
Not much: Cigarettes are designed by the manufacturers to maximize the amount of internal addictive substances. After all they want to keep their market flowing. If your metabolism is sensitive, then several cigarettes can get you started. Some require a little more. Best to not start as this addiction is dangerous and very deep seated. ...Read more
Depends: Usually would need to do aerobic exercise 3 to 4 days per week for a minimum average of 30 min per session. Having at least one session per week with intervals of increased intensity will help. Also try to have one session being a bit longer (40-60 min). Varying intensity and duration would help to maintain fitness better as the body easily adjusts to the "sameness" of routine so mix it up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. ...Read more
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