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My Ears Hurt After Smoking Cigarettes
I quit smoking cigarettes 6 months ago and like 6 weeks ago I started smoking cigars now for the last 2 weeks I have had a sharp pain in my head only when I cough it doesn't always happen but at least 80% any ideas?
Stop smoking: Congratulations on stopping smoking cigarettes. Unfortunately, smoking cigars has the same hazards as smoking cigarettes- see http://www. Quitsmokingsupport. Com/cigars. Htm. I strongly urge you to stop smoking cigars. The pain in your head when you cough suggests inflammation. If you don't cough you won't have pain & stopping smoking should reduce coughing, if the cough & pain persists see a doctor. ...Read more
I always feel like my head is heavy and I feel lack of concentration and sleepy always. Are these withdrawl symptoms of smoking cigarettes?
See U PCP: For evaluation and work up before making such assumption. ...Read more
Quit smoking cigarettes cold turkey when I found out I was 5wks preg. It's been very difficult lately to not smoke, I'm 12wks now would just 1 hurt?
I have circuitous of the liver. I quit smoking cigarettes and started smoking e cigarette which is worse I'm planning on quitting soon. Have I hurt m?
Probably not: There is no evidence that electronic cigarettes are worse than cigarettes, just a lack of evidence that they are any better. They do not have the high tar content of smoking tobacco, but they have the same amount of nicotine, and we simply don't know what the other things in e-cigs do - the propellant, oils, flavorings etc. It will not have done any more harm than smoking, and perhaps less. ...Read more
I had a kidney transplant a little over 2yrs now. I want to how can smoking cigarettes and marijuana effect or hurt my kidney in anyway?
Absolutely it will: Smoking generates carbon monoxide and other compounds that injury the lining of blood vessels, the endothelium. Patients with kidney transplants are already at risk for endothelial injury based on hypertension, diabetes, and immunosuppressive drugs. The #1 cause of death and kidney loss is related to endothelial cell injury, namely heart attacks and transplant nephropathy. Don't do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can:
Yes it can
1 can age your appearance
2affect your skin in form of wrinkles
3it uses up vitc that is needed for healthy skin.
4lines, wrinkles, sunken cheeks and somewhat pigmented appearance
5discoloration of teeth&causes gum disease and may cause loss of teeth and affect your smile and appearance and breath
6discoloration of nails by smoking
7odor of smoke on the clothes and breath
8copd effects. ...Read more
Good question: But what is the point of using any mood-altering drug. Altering mood, obviously. People initiate smoking because its "cool, " hip and with-it, and sometimes to be oppositional to parents and fit in with the crowed. However, people keep smoking because they are addicted to nicotine, which is both a CNS stimulant and a muscle relaxant and helps concentration. Withdrawal causes irritability etc. ...Read more
Depends on…: How many packs a day you smoke, whether they're filtered/unfiltered, how deeply you inhale, whether u smoke every day, what other smoke exposure u have. Cigarette smoke almost immediately paralyzes the tiny hair cells lining respiratory tract that sweep mucus, etc out of lungs. Smoking inflames lung tubes & air sacs. Stopping now is best thing u can do for yourself b4 u have emphysema/chronic bron. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking: The exact mechanism is hard to say. If you don't know already there are hundreds of toxic substances in cigarettes. Nicotine as well as others of these alter neurotransmitters or the chemical and electrical activity in your brain. The bottom line is your brain is telling you to stop smoking, not a good idea. Please do so by whatever means possible. ...Read more
Has it occurred to: You to stop smoking? Nicotine can produce a lot of nausea, and if you have increased your smoking - either the number of cigarettes, or smoking higher nicotine cigarettes or inhaling more deeply or smoking down to the butt - you may be nicotine loading and getting nausea from it. Your body is giving you a message - listen to it! Get help with a smoking cessation program and quit. ...Read more
Withdrawals: You would most likely have withdrawal symptoms like achiness, irritability and trouble sleeping. This is what is referred to as "cold turkey" and it can vary tremendously in patients from how much they smoke before quitting and their own sensitivity. You might want to consider having your doctor prescribe a medicine like Chantix or wellbutrin (bupropion) to help or use a nicotine sustitute to help. ...Read more
Smoking causes more than four in five cases of lung cancer. Lung cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all cancers.
Tobacco smoke contains more than 70 different cancer-causing substances. When you inhale smoke, these chemicals enter your lungs and spread around the rest of your body.
Scientists have shown that these chemicals can damage dna and change important genes. ...Read more
Multiple helps: You can see your primary care doctor for help with this -- and s/he will be glad for you to stop this health risk! There are nicotine patches, gums, and medications to help you get through nicotine withdrawal. Hypnosis can also help in many people. Stopping cigarettes is challenging, but is definitely do-able. Http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more
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