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Doctor insights on: Predisposed To Tobacco

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Can smoking around children influence them to smoke?

Can smoking around children influence them to smoke?

Yes: Yes, of course. Children look up to their parents/adults for guidance and direction. In addition, second hand smoke promotes health problems in children including asthma, ear infections, etc. There are many reasons to quit smoking, but the presence of a child is a very strong one. Best wishes and good luck quitting! ...Read more

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Could smoking weed lead to emphysema?

Could smoking weed lead to emphysema?

Theoretically poss.: Any type of noxious stimuli can cause COPD if used long enough and you have a genetic predisopsition. One inhales deeper and may hold breath longer than usual. So in theory possible. Just like anything avoid the use of chemicals and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Can you get cardiovascular disease from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco?

Can you get cardiovascular disease from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco?

Absolutely: One of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular disease is smoking. It causes both the blood vessels to the heart as well as those to the rest of the body to become narrowed and diseased. Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to extend your life. Chewing tobacco carries less of a risk than smoking, but studies show health risks with heart attacks as well. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Smoking: Smoking of any substance irritates tissues everywhere it touches. So while cannibus is not tobacco, there are still risks associated. Some studies have shown that many folks smoke cannibus in addition to tobacco. If that's the case, it's a double whammy. ...Read more

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What percent of people become addicted to smoking from tobacco?

What percent of people become addicted to smoking from tobacco?

100%: Addiction to nicotine is unavoidable for smokers. It is so addictive that even secondhand smoke causes addiction and lung cancer in adults, and greatly increases the risk of respiratory illnesses in children. ...Read more

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Could someone eventually develop tobacco related cancer even if they only smoke 5-10 cigarettes per day?

Could someone eventually develop tobacco related cancer even if they only smoke 5-10 cigarettes per day?

Cigarettes : yes, it depends. Genetics and environment as well as pure luck is a factor. People can get cancer from just second hand smoke exposure over years. If you are a women the possibility increases significantly. If a person drinks alcohol, it increases. So, as the research shows, there are so many variables at play a factor here, that it is best just not to add another risk of cancer, such as cigarette ...Read more

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Does smoking weed as a teenager relate to developing schizophrenia?

Does smoking weed as a teenager relate to developing schizophrenia?

Possibly: There is a lot of research on this. What is known is that people (usually late teens) about to have their first psychotic episode often begin using or increase the use of marijuana. Unclear is the cause of that connection. Perhaps emerging psychosis changes values, leading to new activities such as marijuana use; or perhaps marijuana has an effect on the brain, speeding the psychotic process. ...Read more

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Do most teenagers who abuse drugs also smoke tobacco?

Do most teenagers who abuse drugs also smoke tobacco?

Nicotine is a drug: Reckless and unsafe behaviors go hand in hand. While most teens who start smoking do not abuse drugs, a majority of teen alcohol and drug users also use tobacco. In addition, more than half of teens who abuse drugs and alcohol also have an underlying mental condition, like Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders. Most who end up being life long smokers, start smoking as a teen. Nicotine is a drug. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause someone to have lung cancer?

Can smoking weed cause someone to have lung cancer?

Smoking: It is possible. Smoking like that is unfiltered which delivers irritants to the lung that can be a trigger for development of cancers. ...Read more

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Could secondhand smoke cause someone to want to smoke later in life?

Could secondhand smoke cause someone to want to smoke later in life?

Depends on variables: An impressionable child might decide it looks cool or normal to smoke, and that visual, not the smoke might induce someone to smoke. I can't buy into the idea that living around 2nd hand smoke alters you physically and makes you want to smoke. ...Read more

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Can people who are exposed to second hand smoke become addicted to cigarettes?

Can people who are exposed to second hand smoke become addicted to cigarettes?

No: They can suffer some i'll health effect from second hand smoke? But not become addicted to ciigarettes. ...Read more

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Which is worse for you exposure to cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exaust?

Which is worse for you  exposure to cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exaust?

Toxic level: Cigarette smoking puts the toxins directly into your lungs and your body in a concentrated form. Auto exhaust is diluted by the time you might inhale it. Would you bend down, and directly inhale the exhaust from your car? Then consider what you are doing when you smoke - and stop altogether. ...Read more

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Can someone be allergic to chew tobacco or the nicotine?

Can someone be allergic to chew tobacco or the nicotine?

Probably not: Any thing is possible but this is unlikely and symptoms may be related to another mechanism other than real allergy. ...Read more

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How to avoid cancer other than stopping smoking? Note; Hereditary factor exists from parent

How to avoid cancer other than stopping smoking?
Note; Hereditary factor exists from parent

Not the key: You're not going to be able to avoid cancer. "Pop" advice about diet and supplements doesn't really match the best scientific studies, which show only a small variation with lifestyle factors. The key is going to be early detection while any cancer is still treatable. Get this mind-set and your chances are greatly improved. ...Read more

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How often do you have to chew tobacco in order to develop oral cancer?

How often do you have to chew tobacco in order to develop oral cancer?

Better chance: Tobacco usage in any form and in any frequency increases your chances for mouth cancer by exposing your tissues to hundreds of toxic chemicals proven to cause cancer. Why take the risk? Stop all forms of tobacco use and enjoy life! ...Read more

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Does marijuana or tobacco do less damage to your lungs?

Does marijuana or tobacco do less damage to your lungs?

Depends: A recent study by the british lung foundation found that just three cannabis joints a day cause the same damage as 20 cigarettes, and when cannabis and tobacco are smoked together, the effects are dramatically worse. They report that the tar from cannabis cigarettes contains 50% more cancer causing carcinogens than tobacco. ...Read more

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Can quitting smoking (tobacco) cause you to go into depression?

Possibly: Nicotine is a stimulant drug that speeds up the nervous system. It is considered a behavioral stimulant and is highly addictive (as you are well aware). In addition, smokers often stop taking their frequent relaxing breaks when they quit smoking. Both the withdrawal from the stimulant and the cessation of the frequent enjoyable relaxation can lead to a downward emotional spiral for some. ...Read more

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Are you less addicted to tobacco if you use smokeless tobacco?

Are you less addicted to tobacco if you use smokeless tobacco?

Tobacco Addiction: The addiction to chewing tobacco and smoking tobacco is to the same chemical, mainly nicotine. The nicotine from either source acts on the same pathways of the brain regardless of how it enters the body. Both forms of tobacco use cause cancer and take many lives each year. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed when you have aspergers syndrome increase your risk of schizophrenia?

Can smoking weed when you have aspergers syndrome increase your risk of schizophrenia?

YES: Smoking weed whether you have aspergers or not increases the risk of developing psychosis/schizophrenia. It also increase the chance of developing what in other countries is referred to as "amotivational syndrome" where the person level of motivation and volition drops significantly please stop using for your health feel better. ...Read more