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Could i get pneumothorax[lung collapse] from smoking?

Could i get pneumothorax[lung collapse] from smoking?

Yes: Yes, but not directly. Most spontaneous pneumothoraces are caused by rupture of blebs, which are located on the surface of the lungs. Smoking can make the blebs grow in size over time, which makes them more susceptible to rupture. ...Read more

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I have spontaneous pneumothorax. I smoke e-cigarette while im trying to quit smoking. Is it bad for my health?

Yes and no: Trying to wean from smoking with e-cigarette will not increase the incidence of pneumothorax. It is not the nicotine that's a problem in lungs, it is the tar and all the small particles. On the other hand the side effects of nicotine on blood vessels and bones and are still there. So i hope you will stop smoking completely soon. ...Read more

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I had a spontaneous pneumothorax one month ago. They said to me that it should stop smoking, my question is if besides the cigarette also I have to leave the marijuana.

I had a spontaneous pneumothorax one month ago. They said to me that it should stop smoking, my question is if besides the cigarette also I have to leave the marijuana.

Any action: That induces negative pressure in the chest, a condition that is caused by deep inhalation, would pre-dispose you to develop pneumothorax. So, yes, no one can force you to stop smoking marijuana, but your chances of recurrence is high unless you stop smoking it. ...Read more

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