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How much impact would secondhand marijuana smoke have on small children? Any different from cigarette smoke?
Lots: Secondhand mj smoke implies that an adult is smoking in the same area as a child. Besides the obvious impact of smoke inhalation, there is the facet of tacit acceptance of illegal activities to an impressionable child. The biggest impact then would be abuse of the child. Look at it this way, would you shoot up heroin in front of a child? ...Read more
Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I quit smoking cigarettes & am vaping. Is vaping safe & harmless or is the nicotine hazardous to my health?
Yes: Many people try to quit with e-cigarettes, and some of them allow you to "dial back" the amount of nicotine you are getting. However, there are as yet no published studies on this, so i cannot say how much success people have in trying to quit tobacco this way. You are better off with more traditional, tried and true methods like nicotine patches etc, smoking cessation programs, and other meds. ...Read more
To some degree: To define whether there is a functional pheo one draws blood levels of catacholamines which are expressed by and secreted into the serum by the tumor.Caffeine intake, cigarette smoking, and other sympathomimetic factors may increase catecholamine levels through the adrenergic receptors and should be discontinued for at least 24 hours before a blood sample is obtained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking tobacco is major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. What about vaping marijuana (not tobacco e-cigs), smoking it or edibles have same risk?
What kind of surgery: Generally "social" use of marijuana is not going to cause any difficulties. Heavy marijuana smokers can get lung problems just as cigarette smokers do, and if you are having general anesthesia, that might make a difference. It should not cause any problems in general with either surgery or anesthesia in lower-dose smokers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's still tobacco: Pipe smokers get more in the way of cancer of the mouth, iips, tongue, mouth and throat, including the larynx, than do cigarette smokers, but less lung cancer and heart disease, because they usually do not inhale the smoke. However, nicotine is absorbed from oral mucous membranes, so addiction to nicotine and many of the cardiac problems still occur. ...Read more
Opininon on electronic cigarette? Quit smoking for month and half relapsed to ecig feeling guitly pulm appt to see damage from 15 pack year nervous
E cigs: Not completely harmless but still much better than cigarettes. ...Read more
Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It has less: But nobody really knows, since it can be mixed with other plant products, and each "batch" may be very different from another batch. In general, the organic products found in marijuana smoke are not as harmful as those found in tobacco, but in heavy marijuana smokers can still result in bronchitis and even cancer, especially if the person also smokes cigarettes. ...Read more
Yes: In the us the vast majority of emphasema patients have a smoking history (even pt with alpha1-antitypsin def - genetic disorder that causes emphasa, frequently only need treatment if they are also smokers). In the developing world many also develop emphasema from chronic exposure to biofuels ie. Coal/wood fire cooking in the home or industrially. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cigarettes but: It is not clear if e-cigarette's help you quit tobacco product dependence, or if they are even healthier for you than traditional ones (it is likely but not established fact). Patches, pills (chantix, wellbutrin), and classes have an established track record for helping smokers quit, with a success rate of up to 50% at 1 one year for combined patch/pill/class regimens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)
NO, however...: Smoking cigarettes increases risk of blood clots as does taking Nexplanon & those who use Nexplanon while smoking have unacceptable risks of blood clots. Smoking marijuana is not known to have the same increased risk of blood clots as smoking tobacco, though there is preliminary evidence that regular marijuana use may somewhat increase risk of blood clots, so to be safe I would avoid regular use. ...Read more
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