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Is smoking at 19 the same effect as smoking same amt at 29?

Is smoking at 19 the same effect as smoking same amt at 29?

Stupid at both ages: Smoking is just as stupid at 29 as it is at 19, and the health consequences are also potentially the same. Ten more years to learn how to be responsible for health choices, and no progress? Cruising for a bruising from life, i think. Show your intelligence and quit smoking! ...Read more

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What is side effect a nicotine-gum at the same time as smoking cigarettes?

What is side effect a nicotine-gum at the same time as smoking cigarettes?

Nicotine gum&smoking: Overdose of nocotine, it is not a good idea to smoke and chew the gum as well, it defeats the purpose. ...Read more

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Is smoking one joint really the same as smoking a whole pack of cigarettes?

Is smoking one joint really the same as smoking a whole pack of cigarettes?

No: That is an often told and totally fabricated "fact" whose origins are unknown, but there is no evidence for it. The "tars" or organic compounds contained in marijuana plants is different than those in tobacco, and does not appear to be as harmful. A recent study (2012) showed that "social" marijuana smokers did not have any evidence of pulmonary damage, compared with smoking same no. Cigarettes. ...Read more

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Do e-cigarettes affect airway resistance in the same way as normal cigarettes?

Do e-cigarettes affect airway resistance in the same way as normal cigarettes?

Yes: Electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine through a vapor rather than smoke, however spirometry studies have shown it still leads to an immediate increase in airway resistance and damage to the lungs. ...Read more

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How much nicotine is absorbed from 1 puff of a cigar? Is it easier to get out of your system or the same as the regular amount of nicotine in a cigar?

How much nicotine is absorbed from 1 puff of a cigar? Is it easier to get out of your system or the same as the regular amount of nicotine in a cigar?

See below: One puff of cigar would not introduce too much nicotine into the body. A person could absorb as much through passive exposure to cigarette smoke. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does the taking of statins for chloresterol protect the body from a major negative event by at least one third? People think it will protect 100%.

Does the taking of statins for chloresterol protect the body from a major negative event by at least one third? People think it will protect 100%.

Not 100%: Using statins to reduce cholesterol may reduce the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but it is no where near 100% For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

Follow Doc's advice.: This is not so much a matter of reaping full benefit as it is of avoiding toxicity and preventing side effects. With your prescription meds follow your doc and pharmacist's advice. With supplements and otc's - check with them or don't take. ...Read more

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Was there a risk of the nicotineby taking it every day without smoking inhaling?

Was there a risk of the nicotineby taking it every day without smoking inhaling?

Risk of nicotine: Not quite sure of your question. Nicotine exposure daily can pose a health risk. Risk would depend on route, amount, and length of exposure ...Read more

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Does it matter if the birth control pill is taken at a different hour in the same time of day? Like 7am vs 9am?

Does it matter if the birth control pill is taken at a different hour in the same time of day? Like 7am vs 9am?

4 hours: You do want to take the pill at approximately the same time every day, but within four hours is probably still ok. Using condoms is not a bad idea in general, and is a useful back up contraception if you forget the birth control pills. ...Read more

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Is 3000 mgs of ester-c in morning and 3000mgs of same at night better than taking same amount of regular vitamin c?

Is 3000 mgs of ester-c in morning and 3000mgs of same at night better than taking same amount of regular vitamin c?

Vitamin C: An adult male's normal daily vitamin c requirement is about 70 - 100 mg, unless under treatment for vitamin c deficiency. 3000 mg is way more than you need if you don't have any deficiency. Fortunately, vitamin c is water soluble, and so the excess will be excreted in your urine. One tablet a day, or every other day, or twice weekly is enough if you eat a balanced diet at meals daily. ...Read more

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How many dips of chewing tobacco a day would be reasonably safe in the aspect of not developing cancer?

How many dips of chewing tobacco a day would be reasonably safe in the aspect of not developing cancer?

None, zero, nada: You cannot tell how much is enough to cause cancer in a particular individual. My advise: don't dip at all. ...Read more

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Been drinking 12beers daily 4 30yrs/effects of 3 are the same as 12 use to be..Is this wet-brain?

Been drinking 12beers daily 4 30yrs/effects of 3 are the same as 12 use to be..Is this wet-brain?

Alcohol abuse: You have serious concerns and have obviously developed a significant tolerance to alcohol. You sound concerned and this may be a good time to get help with this problem with goal for total abstainance. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) almst 3.5 weeks 20 mg & never take it at the same time. Some ups & downs in mood/anxiety but overall doing well. Is same time a day important?

Lexapro (escitalopram) almst 3.5 weeks 20 mg & never take it at the same time. Some ups & downs in mood/anxiety but overall doing well. Is same time a day important?

Probably no effect : If you have taken Lexapro (escitalopram) daily for at least a week, then your blood level has reached what is called steady state & varying the timing on any given day after one week probably will not make a difference. Steady state depends on half-life (among other things), which is roughly 30 hours. This means it takes 30 hours for your body to metabolize half of the Lexapro (escitalopram) dose taken. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had prediabetes. Is exercising 5 hours per week any better than 2.5 hours at preventing type 2 diabetes when both results in same # of fat lbs. Lost?

Had prediabetes. Is exercising 5 hours per week any better than 2.5 hours at preventing type 2 diabetes when both results in same # of fat lbs. Lost?

Twice as good: Twice the exercise should burn off twice the weight, assuming your doing the same intensity of exercise. You need to combine it with food restriction of you're going to have any success. ...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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Is it generally no issue to drink omega 3, biotin, b-12 and a multivitamin at the same time?

Is it generally no issue to drink omega 3, biotin, b-12 and a multivitamin at the same time?

Supplements: There is no reason to expect that combination to cause a problem. It might also not help unless you lack those nutrients. ...Read more

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Taking 300mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) & 150 seroquel. In looking at the chemical effects of these two it seems they would counter each other. Is this a good combo?

Taking 300mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) & 150 seroquel. In looking at the chemical effects of these two it seems they would counter each other. Is this a good combo?

See answer: There are drug interactions between Seroquel and Wellbutrin (bupropion) that require close monitoring. More important is how are you doing on these meds? If you are feeling and functioning better, then this is a good choice for you. You should discuss your question and progress with prescribing doctor who sees your clinical presentation. Unfortunately, not possible to do the same via this format. Best wishes ...Read more