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Is it okay to smoke a cigarette when you are on oxygen?

Is it okay to smoke a cigarette when you are on oxygen?

Very dangerous: Aside from the serious risk of fire damage from chemical combustion, is the use of oxygen secondary to lung disease caused by smoking? ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Can smoking cigarettes cause brain damage due to lack of oxygen or something?

Can smoking cigarettes cause brain damage due to lack of oxygen or something?

Indirectly: Smoking is a major cause of arteriosclerosis, narrowing of arteries and reducing blood flow to the brain as well as strokes. All can lead to brain damage. ...Read more

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Are the e-hookah xhale o2 electronic cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes?

Are the e-hookah xhale o2 electronic cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes?

Safer, not without: Elctric cigarettes provide nicotine, the substance that induces addiction and craving of smoking. Regular cigarettes contain many other chemical substances/preservatives, some are carcinogenic (causes cancer), thus they are worse than electric ones. Some e-cigarettes were found to have dangerous chemicals/carcinogens as well. Thus, a bit safer but not without risk. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke cigarettes if hyphema?

Is it okay to smoke cigarettes if hyphema?

Ideally No.: Smoking, although not directly related to a hyphema, can impair wound healing and cause red blood cells to be deprived of oxygen. In patients with sickle cell disease, who are susceptible to blood oxygen levels, smoking is harmful. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke cigarettes with raynaud's phenomenon?

Is it okay to smoke cigarettes with raynaud's phenomenon?

No: Nicotine in any form including smokeless tobacco tends to make raynaud's worse and in fact works against medications used to treat more chronic forms of the condition. The obvious health risks to smoking in general are obviously well documented. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke cigarettes with a skin graft?

Is it okay to smoke cigarettes with a skin graft?

Never: With or without a skin graft, it is never a good idea to smoke cigarettes. In your case, however, smoking will decrease the chance of your skin graft taking root; smoking makes it more likely to fail because the blood supply is more limited. ...Read more

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Is it bad for you to smoke e cigarettes or are regular cigarettes worse?

Lesser of Evils: E cigarettes are not good for you either but not as terrible as regular cigarettes. That seems like faint praise indeed. Fda notes they have toxic substances, and that they may further some people's nicotine addiction--especially among teenagers and young adults. E cigarettes often make asthma and emphysema worse and much uncertainty remains. Still, yes, they do beat regular cigarettes. ...Read more

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Do more teenagers smoke cigarettes and pot now?

Do more teenagers smoke cigarettes and pot now?

Depends on which: part of the country you live in. In Washington State, our county has had a stable teen smoking rate of about 7% if not decreasing slightly. It is still unclear about e-cigarettes. Anywhere from 7-19% of kids have use marijuana in the past month. This is increasing slightly when comparing to 2006. ...Read more

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