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Is it harmful smoking pot on a daily basis. My friends tell me its chill.?

Is it harmful smoking pot on a daily basis. My friends tell me its chill.?

Yes: There are several factors to consider. First and foremost is the damage it can do to your lungs. It will also tend to make you less productive. The long term effects can include memory issues later in life. It can also lower your inhibitions to try other drugs. ...Read more

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My mom smokes 2 packs a day and several cigars daily, saying that she needs smoke to feel good. Is it really true?

My mom smokes 2 packs a day and several cigars daily, saying that she needs smoke to feel good. Is it really true?

Yes: Addiction is a family disease. Mutual support helps. Your mom might consider attending nicotine anonymous. You may also be affected by her addiction. If so, you might consider attending codependents anonymous. ...Read more

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I've been using baby powder to set my makeup, but recently people have been telling me it's harmful for long term use on the face. Is it ok to use?

I've been using baby powder to set my makeup, but recently people have been telling me it's harmful for long term use on the face. Is it ok to use?

Take precaution only: Talcum powder is generally safe if not inhaled or used near female genital track. The two possible risks with long term use include some alleged role in lung cancer (from inhalation of the irritant) and entering female genital tract for ovarian cancer. Pl see attached link for further details. Stay well! ...Read more

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Smoking one cigarette of weed on a daily basis, is it unhealthy? I tend to do this to improve my eating taste and appetite. Please advice.

Smoking one cigarette of weed on a daily basis, is it unhealthy? I tend to do this to improve my eating taste and appetite. Please advice.

What state do u live: There is very little research to suggest that one a day would be any problem. However in many states it is illegal and therefore I could not recommend that. It is interesting that there are receptors in the brain for THC. They must have a reason for being there but we don't know yet why. There is research that cannanabidoids may actually improve the immune system ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take L-Tryptophan on a daily basis? It helps a lot with my insomnia / falling asleep, but i am not sure about side effects.

Is it harmful to take L-Tryptophan on a daily basis? It helps a lot with my insomnia / falling asleep, but i am not sure about side effects.

Unsure: Generally I would say no but L-tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin which is a powerful hormone, There is little data on taking this long-term and often it may create a grogginess. Try to use lowest dose possible recommended and see why you may need it. ...Read more

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Smoking djarum clove cigars, how bad is it? I smoke about 6 to 8 a day. They are the same size as a regular cigarette

Smoking djarum clove cigars, how bad is it? I smoke about  6 to 8 a day. They are the same size as a regular cigarette

They are terrible: Cloves have at least twice the amount of toxic "tars" as tobacco, carry more carbon monoxide into the body, and have a specific chemical called eugenol which is especially damaging to lungs. They are not a healthier alternative to tobacco, even though they do not have nicotine. However, they are less "addicting" and easier to quit than tobacco, and that is exactly what you should do! ...Read more

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Please help? My bf is addicted to smoking he regularlly use normal ciggretes and sometimes weed to? Is weed very bad?

Please help? My bf is addicted to smoking he regularlly use normal ciggretes and sometimes weed to? Is weed very bad?

Tobacco is worse: In my opinion. Weed can be a problem for many people, but you said he uses it "sometimes, " which tells me that 1) he is using it occasionally and 2) he can do without it. Occasional or "recreational" use of marijuana has few problems associated with it in most people, although as we get older, the increased heart rate can cause problems. Tobacco, however, kills lots of people and causes illness. ...Read more

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A person who drinks a half a fifth of hard liquor (daily, 5 yrs.) is trying to convince others that he can just stop on his own.This possible at all?

A person who drinks a half a fifth of hard liquor (daily, 5 yrs.) is trying to convince others that he can just stop on his own.This possible at all?

Yes, but not likely: Anything is possible. People drink for all sorts of reasons and stop drinking only when they are truly ready to change. Even with help, a person will not stop drinking if they do not want to stop. From a medical standpoint a person who has been consuming large quantities of alcohol and suddenly stops drinking may experience withdrawal symptoms ranging from none to death. Many factors involved. ...Read more

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Any tips on quitting tobacco. And i read that drinking a beer once in awhile is good for your health, is that true?

Any tips on quitting tobacco. And i read that drinking a beer once in awhile is good for your health, is that true?

Smoking, chewing?: I'm guessing you mean smoking, but it can be a challenge to quit chewing, too. You probably know about the nicotine patches and gum - they help. There is also an anti-depressant medication that is marketed to help people stop smoking (zyban), and a newer drug (chantix) that can work well, too. Both of these require a prescription. Most people quit on their own. Bribe yourself if needed! good luck. ...Read more

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Is it good to sink my testicles in cold icy water for 10 min every day to treat athenoteratospermia? Please advice whether this has positive effect

Is it good to sink my testicles in cold icy water for 10 min every day to treat athenoteratospermia? Please advice whether this has positive effect

It won't help: This is an old "pop" idea that since being extra-warm here (tight clothes, bicycle riding) may cause problems, the opposite may help. It won't work. Your physician may have some suggestions instead. Especially, i hope you're not a smoker. Usually we never find the cause or any effective treatment. You're carrying a serious illness (pckd) -- have you considered adopting? ...Read more

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By how much a daily hookah smoking can stunt my growth? Is it even true? I'm 5'8, dad's 5'9, mom was 5'6, i grow up without her& didn't eat right also

By how much a daily hookah smoking can stunt my growth? Is it even true? I'm 5'8, dad's 5'9, mom was 5'6, i grow up without her& didn't eat right also

No Set Amount But...: There is some evidence that smoking can "stunt" growth by causing bone growth centers to fuse (and therefore stop growing) earlier than normal. But I do not know of any evidence which correlates the amount of smoking required to stop growth. At 22 years of age, you have undergone the vast majority of skeletal growth. ...Read more

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I know somebody who smokes marijuana on a daily basis this person is dear to me. He is almost bipolar and he is always lashing out and yelling. Help?

I know somebody who smokes marijuana on a daily basis this person is dear to me. He is almost bipolar and he is always lashing out and yelling. Help?

Anger management: Does he have 4 teenage kids by any chance who think they know it all?? LOL! Anyways, since plenty of people don't smoke marijuana and still yell and lash out a lot I'm not sure that's a factor. When you say he's ALMOST bipolar..I'm not sure what you mean....how much farther does he have to go to get there? If your friend is aware of this behavior as a problem- is he willing to talk about it? ...Read more

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Is smoking really detrimental to my health if I do it 1-2 times a week?

Is smoking really detrimental to my health if I do it 1-2 times a week?

Is is bad if I only: Eat rat poison once or twice a week? Yes. It is bad. The same goes for cigarettes. ...Read more

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I accidentely put my cigarette glow on the tip of my tongue. Is there any dangers? Deadly? It was an accident. And yes, i know smoking is bad. Advice?

I accidentely put my cigarette glow on the tip of my tongue. Is there any dangers? Deadly? It was an accident. And yes, i know smoking is bad. Advice?

Burning your tongue: The most obvious danger of putting your cigarette "glow" on your tongue is burning your tongue. Not deadly, but painful. More long-term deadly would be lung or other cancer from smoking. But, you already know that. ...Read more

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I've been taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM to help me sleep. When should I stop taking it? Is it habit forming? (There is a history of addiction in my family)

I've been taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM to help me sleep. When should I stop taking it? Is it habit forming? (There is a history of addiction in my family)

Not typical.: Tylenol PM contains acetaminophen and diphenhydramine, the antiallergic part, which is utilized as a sleep producing substance, but should not be used in a prolonged fashion due to potential nephrotoxic risk, not to mention acetaminophen being known for liver failure if used in large amounts ...Read more

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I dotn smoke weed but am around people who do, is it bad for me to accidentaly inhale some of the secondhand marijuana smoke. Its not much.

I dotn smoke weed but am around people who do, is it bad for me to accidentaly inhale some of the secondhand marijuana smoke. Its not much.

No evidence of harm: There's strong evidence 2nd hand tobacco smoke is harmful but no clear evidence 2nd hand mar. smoke causes harm. While it does contain toxins, it has many compounds with medicinal benefits, in fact there's evidence small amounts may be good for our lungs! See http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/casual-marijuana-smoking/ Regular use before age 18 lowers IQ so avoid smoking, but this is OK. ...Read more

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Is it okay if i occasionally smoke e cig nicotine the lowest amount? Will it cause any bad things?Will it give me cancer? Without nicotine good?

Is it okay if i occasionally smoke e cig nicotine  the lowest amount? Will it cause any bad things?Will it give me cancer? Without nicotine good?

Terrible idea: Please don't put yourself in a situation in which you are likely to become addicted to the most addictive of all substances -- nicotine. These things may be helpful in folks who are trying to quite smoking, but people who take up the habit using them are doing something terribly stupid. ...Read more

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I am drinking a boiled parsley leaves. Im doing this regularly for detoxification. Is this safe to do in a regular basis? Boiling a bunch of parsley leaves then set aside and wait till gets cold then i put it on a refirigerator. Im doing this almost every

I am drinking a boiled parsley leaves. Im doing this regularly for detoxification. Is this safe to do in a regular basis? Boiling a bunch of parsley leaves then set aside and wait till gets cold then i put it on a refirigerator. Im doing this almost every

Won't do harm: But won't do any good either. I am not a believer that we are toxic and need to be detoxified from anything. Cleanses, enemas, various herbs, fasts etc etc are commonly believed to be helpful for various things, but there is no proof of any of it. ...Read more

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Is washing my eczema ridden hands in hot water reason enough to get psychological help? its a habit. self harm history. i have to do it 1x a day help

Is washing my eczema ridden hands in hot water reason enough to get psychological help? its a habit. self harm history. i have to do it 1x a day help

Hand washing: and self-harm history. See doc for eczema treatment. The skin is an organ of elimination. You may have a food sensitivity which can be lab tested. Then see a mental health professional for monitoring of your history of self-harm and to check for things such as OCD. The fact that you ask this question is very healthy. Peace and good health. ...Read more