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List Some Dependent And Independent Variables Of Teen Smoking
Probably: Thousands are still smoking, knowing full well that they may be commiting slow suicide. I have tried to get my much loved son-in-law to stop. He knows all the answers but it makes no difference. It is an extremely severe addiction. The only person that can stop is the smoker if the willpower is there. ...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
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
How can a smoking teen stunt his height growth? It's hard to believe how many inconclusive answers there is. So is it true? And if so by how many inch
Not for a teen: Smoking can stunt the growth of a fetus, but typically by the time you are a teenager there are only a few medical reasons why growth may be stunted. If there are no other medical problems, then growth is affected by the height of the mother and father. Regardless, smoking has many deliterous side effects and is definitely bad for your health. Please advise the teen to stop smoking. ...Read more
1respiratory problems like copd, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath
3coronary artery disease leading to angina and heart attack
4blockage of arteries causing peripheral vascular disease in legs and stroke
5abdominal aortin aneurysm
6cancers like bladder, cervix, esophagus, oral cavity, pancreas, pharynx, stomach, leukemia
7infertility, sids, preterm babies
10skin. ...Read more
By example: Teens adopt behaviors that they learn from their families, either by imitation or rebellion. Setting an example by behaving soberly, abstaining from intoxication and also abstaining from power struggles, setting only boundaries that are enforceable, creates an environment that supports sobriety in teens. ...Read more
Is growing of teen body stunted by smoking hookah/waterpipe everyday? Some tell me that there's a possibility of that. Is it true or just a tail?
Yes, it does: Tobacco effects bone growth, and impairs healing. There is evidence that kids who smoke do not achieve their maximum height as much as siblings who do not start smoking. That is the least of what smoking does - various cancers, esp lung and mouth/throat, bronchitis and emphysema, premature heart disease with heart attack and stroke, and many many other illnesses. Hookahs do not protect from harm. ...Read more
These are the latest statistics from the cdc in 2012: thousands of young people begin smoking every day.
Each day, more than 3, 800 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette.
Each day, about 1, 000 persons younger than 18 years of age begin smoking on a daily basis. ...Read more
Short term: wheezing, constant coughing, high blood presure, mouth odor, lack of taste sensation, difficuly smelling things, stained teeth & fingers
long term: copd, emphysema, oral cancer, lung cancer, stroke, heart failure, heart disease, and many things we don't even know about. ...Read more
Many: Anyone can suffer serious effects from cigarette smoking. Smoking cigarettes can cause lung, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and make all respiratory problems (asthma, ear infections, bronchitis, sinus infections, emphysema) much worse. Smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth, nails and tongue, causing terrible breath. ...Read more
How would you persuade a teen or an adult to stop smoking eventhough they already know the dangers of it?
+ reinforcement: Each parent has different strategies in handling an adolescents rebellious streak. If they have true nicotine addition, nicotine replacement like nicorette (nicotine gum) can help. If this an issue of rebellion, set ground rules that there is no tobacco in the home. And if you or someone in your home smokes, set a good example and stop yourself. Getting angry with the child may only aggravate the situation. ...Read more
Does the claim that smoking stunt the growth by 1 inch even true? Is there any proof of that or is it just myth created to make teens not smoke?
Not true: Smoking causes a host of severe health problems and markedly shortens life expectancy but does not stunt growth. ...Read more
There's very few research on how daily hookah smoking affect teen growth. Can u enlightened me if it's true or not? I'm 5'7 and dad 5'9 mom 5'6.
It is not healthy: Whether it affects growth or not it is not healthy! If you choose to do it then you will need to accept consequences whatever they are.... For a male with parents that height your predicted height is 5'10". A girl with parents that height has predicted average height of 5'5". ...Read more
How long does it take for marijuana tobleave the body how long doesbit take for the THC to leave the body of a teen after a year of hardcore smoking
Many weeks: Depends on how much body fat you have. In the average person, daily smoking for a year or more will cause a large amount of thc metabolites to accumulate in fat cells, and you may test positive for many weeks, and even a few months is not unheard of. This is not thc, and is not the active drug, and does not keep you high - it is a metabolite that is detected in urine and blood. ...Read more
Is lung cancer common in teens either smoking or not? How long will it typically take for risk to drop sustantially after 2 years ocasional smoking
Not common: Lung cancer is not common at all in teens. Really pretty much no cancer is common in teens- cancer risk overall increases with age. There is no such thing as a safe amount of smoking, and tobacco use in general accounts for about 30% of all cancer deaths. Risk returns towards normal with cessation of smoking, but it's not a valid strategy to plan on quitting smoking later. Now is the time. ...Read more
Lung cancer in smoking teens common? Also has any doctor seen a teen with primary lung cancer? I'm 16 and a former smoker of 1 and 1\2 years.
Can u list what may stunt my growth: stress, depression, poor nutrition, physical abuse, daily hookah smoking, mother loss at age 2? I might stunt it?
What is stunted?: Your physical growth can be stunted by growth hormone deficiency or nutritional deficiencies or just the genes you inherited. Your psychological growth can be fixated (stunted) by loss of the mother, physical abuse, and pot and alcohol abuse. Why don't you start working in therapy on those things you have control over. It's hard enough on men who are short. It's even harder on immature men. ...Read more
Wrong forum: Many things in a society are left to individuals to decide. That's called liberty. With this gift there are abuses. If a doctor knows a child is allowed to smoke by their parents then she must consider if child abuse is present. If so then there is governmental protocol for helping the child. But what about an 18 yr old smoker? Parents smoking? We can't legislate common sense. ...Read more
Odds are tiny, BUT: There are things you can get if the cigarette has enough of the smoker's saliva on it. For one thing, oral herpesvirus infections, which can cause everything from cold sores to encephalitis, can be spread in this way. If you have oral ulcers or mouth sores, it would even be possible, but highly unlikely, to pick up hepatitis B, and even more unlikely to pick up HIV or hep C. ...Read more
Ask Them: The best thing to do is ask them. Open communication is invaluable. ...Read more
I don't smoke but I'm curious about weed smoking because people argue about it when I tell them any kind of smoke is bad! Is weed bad?
Bad and maybe good: Unfortunately most info on 'weed' is generated by government funded research. If the researchers find positive aspects they say they won't report them due to the threat of not being funded the next time. Until weed is legal we won't know the real story. Many cultures claim it as a sacred healing herb. The us pharmacopeia, pre-1950's, included it as a treatment for a variety of illnesses. ...Read more