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Is Smoking Hookah Bad In A House With Children
Hookah: A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke tobacco, often flavored. Thought some filtering may be its effect, tobacco still has substances that will damage your lungs. Any smoking is detrimental to your health. ...Read more
Most certainly: It not only sets a bad example for the child, it increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (sids), and respiratory symptoms and illnesses including asthma, atherogenesis and future risk of cardiovascular disease, renal function impairment, and middle ear disease. ...Read more
Yes and no: Yes, they are bad for you because you are still taking in nicotine, and because many of the other elements in the vapor (propylene glycol, formaldehyde, unknown flavorings, colorings, additives, preservatives) are of uncertain safety. And no, it is not as bad for you in all probability as combusted tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars and pipes. They are NOT risk free, but probably less risky. ...Read more
I know smoking hookah regularly is bad for diabetics but how about occasionally every 2/3 months? Will there be any complications?
Possibly: Nobody can predict the future. Only you can decide how important this activity is to you. Doctors will all encourage you to abstain. We all know heavy smokers that defy the odds and live long lives without consequence and young people who die young of complications. We are unable to predict who these people are. This is your decision to make, not ours ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have been smoking a vaporizer for a while and hookah pens that have no nicotine but are they bad for my health?
Nobody knows: There have been no studies of even short-term use, and nobody knows what is in the oils and their flavorings and what they do. Oil in general ain't great for lungs, and the vehicle used in these vaporizers is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what his does when inhaled either. While it is likely that vaping will not be as bad as smoking tobacco, nobody can say that yet with certainty. ...Read more
All are bad: Smoking is toxic to your lungs, whether it is cigarettes, cigars, hookah or other substances. Each comes with a set of risks, but none of them are harmless. Some studies say hookah have much more tobacco content and carry a risk of transmitting diseases through the mouth piece. Marijuana is not a benign substance, and has also been known to cause severe lung disease. ...Read more
Does smoking hookah show up on your ultrasound for a heart murmur and is smoking hookah bad for you?
Smoking: Breathing any kind of smoke is not healthful for the lungs. Some smoke has absorbable substances which can cause systemic trouble. ...Read more
Yes: The airborne toxins emitted anywhere near a kid will increase his/her infection rate, crib death in infants, risk of developmental delay as he/she grows. The worst thing will be to grow up believing it is normal behavior. ...Read more
We burn a tamale in the microwave oven the house smoking pretty bad no fire to smoke we let everything going to lead open the windows is there danger?
Mgt/workup: Airing out the house will help, and you can try an air spray cleaner such as Febreeze. If any household member has respiratory difficulty they should leave the house until the smoke is gone. ...Read more
Hi I'm wanting some help I'm having some trouble sleeping because of coughing bad I'm a non smoker in a non smoking house maybe nasal drip tickling me?
That is possible: But it is also possible that you have developed an allergy to something. It is also not unreasonable to think of gastroesophageal reflux disease that can cause reflux of the gastric fluid into the back of your throat which can then go down into your lungs and cause significant coughing spells. Please see your family doctor to have this addressed further. Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. ...Read more
Breast reduction I am 33, without children I have constant pain in my neck, back and shoulders and very bad migraines which I'm not sure if that can be a factor as well. I am considering breast reduction surgery I know I will have to quit smoking before
Very: Tobacco is bad for you, pure and simple. However, your brother is an adult. He knows it is bad for him, and he has decided to become addicted anyway. You can't stop him, and he will resent your criticizing him, no matter how helpful your intentions. Let it go. It's good that you care, but relationships are more important than being right. ...Read more
Lots of mixed answers on smoking affects on teen growth, can someone put an end for it and tell me for sure if the growth stunted bc of the hookah?
Smoking what?: If it is tobacco, then smoking it through a hookah is no different than smoking it in any other kind of pipe, or in cigarettes - the water may cool the smoke, but it doesn't filter out any nicotine or tars. Tobacco impairs growth in teens. Your profile says you are 23, so you are likely not going to grow any further. If you smoked as a teenager and have short stature compared to family, then yes. ...Read more
Having trouble with accepting that my height was stunted due to smoking hookah for 2 years between ages 16-18. Is that possible to stunt with smoking?
Probably not: Most boys are almost done growing by age 16. The amount of height that most gain after that is usually small. So, while smoking of any kind is probably the worst, most unhealthy thing you could possibly do, it likely didn't stunt growth - particularly at thet time in your life. ...Read more
Do all late bloomers have catch up growth? I think my growth stopped by smoking hookah. Not sure if it's even possible to inhibit growth by it, right?
If your 23 your done: Highly unlikely for a male to grow any taller after age 23. The biggest predictor of your height is your parent's (and family) height, but this is by no means absolute. And smoking anything is not really associated with anything that promotes good health. At this point what is done is done, and you should concentrate on trying to be as healthy as you can be now and in the future. ...Read more
Why would you want to either.
There are no indications in a normal person for either of these actions. ...Read more
Smoking: In long run, both are as bad. ...Read more
But, in an hour-long smoking session of hookah, users consume about 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke of a cigarette. The chemical compositions of cigarette smoke and hookah smoke are different, however, as the charcoal in the modern hookah causes the tobacco mixture to be heated to a lower temperature, as opposed to the higher temperature in a cigarette.
En. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hookah. ...Read more
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Nothing: Nobody can stop anybody else's addiction. Most of the time, such efforts are counterproductive and lead to more tension/stress and perhaps an increase in use of nicotine. E-cigs are probably safer than cigarettes, and if she was smoking cigarettes before, this is potentially an improvement. Encourage her to stop - some e-cigs are set up where you can "dial down" the nicotine gradually and quit. ...Read more
Can hookah smoking daily between ages 16-18 stunt teen growth? I'm really frustrated and quit it already.
Not sure.: Most males stop growing taller by around age 18. The natural history of nicotine dependence in teens study (funded by canadian cancer society) published in journal annals of epidemiology (17 march 2008) showed that on average, teenage boys who smoked were 2.54 cm shorter than their non-smoking counterparts. I have not reviewed study – so I can’t comment on quality of research. ...Read more
I'm beating myself up everyday about my daily hookah smoking at my teen years, I'm pretty sure it stunted my growth, how can I be sure? I'm frustrated
Assume you're right: Assume you are right. Since there is no way to be sure, accept that it might have and be done with it. Nothing you do or say at this time will change that outcome. You could use opportunity to stop smoking, which will help you in the long run. If you plan to dwell on the issue, it shows a level of obsession that suggests you should seek out counseling. ...Read more
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