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Doctor insights on: Prenatal Tobacco

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Do alcohol and tobacco increase cancer risk?

Do alcohol and tobacco increase cancer risk?

Absolutely: Both are well established risk factors for many types of cancers. ...Read more

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Can you get lung cancer from smoking tobacco / nicotine free herbal cigarettes?

Can you get lung cancer from smoking tobacco / nicotine free herbal cigarettes?

Yes: Smoke is an irritant to the lining of the lungs, causing the body to react and "defend" against the irritation and try to remove the smoke particles. Some smoke compounds are known to cause cells to become cancerous. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as tobacco smoke?

Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read more

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What smokeless tobacco brand contains the least carcinogens?

What smokeless tobacco brand contains the least carcinogens?

Abstinence: Abstinence (from smokeless tobacco that is). Asking which cancer causing agent you voluntarily put in your mouth is better sounds ridiculous when you ask it that way. Stop using it. Period. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins with dha

Prenatal vitamins with dha

YES: Dha may increase your baby's IQ by up to 10 points. It is now recommended to have this included with your prenatal vitamin. Docosahexaenoic acid (dha) is an omega-3 fatty acid which helps with nervous system development in the fetus. ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

Not usually: They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least: 400 mcg of folic acid, 400 iu of vitamin d, 200 to 300 mg of calcium, 70 mg of vitamin c, 3 mg of thiamine, 2 mg of riboflavin, 20 mg of niacin, 6 mcg of vitamin b12, 10 mg of vitamin e, 15 mg of zinc, 17 mg of iron, none of these is a hormone. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cancel out alcohol use?

Can prenatal vitamins cancel out alcohol use?

No: Taking prenatal vitamins does not cancel out the effects of alcohol abuse in an adult. Also, taking prenatal vitamins does not cancel out the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetus, by a alcohol abusing pregnant woman. However, a pregnant woman should take prenatal vitamins whether or not she drinks alcohol. ...Read more

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Can tobacco flavored ecigs contain actual tobacco?

Can tobacco flavored ecigs contain actual tobacco?

Yes ... However: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes without tobacco or nicotine safe?

Are electronic cigarettes without tobacco or nicotine safe?

Safer versus Safe: I think that they are safer than regular cigarettes although nicotine vapor may cause its own health issues. There urgently needs to be more studies on this as I have seen people using these devices everywhere! ...Read more

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Need to know is tobacco free chewing tobacco safe?

Need to know is tobacco free chewing tobacco safe?

Probably, but ??: If it doesn't contain tobacco, it is undoubtedly safer in terms of not producing nicotine addiction and less likelihood of mouth and throat cancer. However, the ingredients in these things are trade secrets, and nobody really knows everything that is in them other than the manufacturer, and they don't have to tell usually. Look for ingredients on label and look each of them up. ...Read more

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Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

No: For asthma, no. For cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer, yes. So if you do smoke and you have asthma switching from smoking to smokeless or chewing tobaccos is a step in the right direction. Still my goal would be to get you off tobacco completely. You may need the support of friends, family and people like you who want to quit but can't do it alone to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

No one knows: To my knowledge and review of this topic, no one knows since no one had done a controlled clinical trial of these products. If you use them and do not smoke, it seems intuitive it "might" help a person, but doctors cannot recommend them legally since we just do not know from accurate research data if they are safe. Would stink if in 5 years we learn they cause more heart attacks than cholesterol. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins harmful to the mother?

Are prenatal vitamins harmful to the mother?

No: The fetus will absorb the nutrients needed from the mother. If the mother did not take prenatal vitamins she might become deficient herself. So prenatal vitamins benefit the baby and the mother. ...Read more

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Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Yes, there are many…: Listed under google search "chewing tobacco cessation programs". Possibly a local smoking cessation program would be of help as well since nicotine is the common factor. Nicotine gum/patch should benefit as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Dunno - try & see.: I hear all sorts of experiences with prenatal vitamins from my patients; long story short, you should try some and determine which one works best for you (as far as least nausea and maximum tolerability). The most important prenatal vitamin component is not dha or anything else, rather it is folic acid! take 1-5 mg orally daily for all of your reproductive life! ...Read more

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Why do smokeless tobacco products increase the risk of cancer?

Why do smokeless tobacco products increase the risk of cancer?

Tobacco = cancer: Tobacco is a potent carcinogen. Any form of tobacco exposure increases your risk for cancer. That includes smokeless tobacco such as snuff or chewing tobacco. There is no good reason to use tobacco on your body for any reason. People have been known to use tobacco to kill insects in the garden. Not a good thing to put in your mouth! ...Read more

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Is pipe tobacco terrible?

Is pipe tobacco terrible?

Try Nicotine Gum: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more

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How to stop taking tobacco?

How to stop taking tobacco?

Stop Smoking Options: Auricular (ear) acupuncture ; hypnosis have no significant side effects ; can work well. Nicotine replacement options: nasal spray, patch, inhaler, gum ; lozenges. Smoking cessation programs offer support, meds. Monitoring ; education. Electronic cigarettes may or may not prove helpful. Prescription meds: zyban (wellbutrin) ; Chantix (bupropion).Check potential psychiatric side effects w chantix. ...Read more

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Tobacco smoke depletes ozone?

Smoke and ozone.: More importantly, smoking depletes your health.

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Why is tobacco habit forming?

Why is tobacco habit forming?

Nicotine: Most of tobacco dependency happens because nicotine is a dependency-producing chemical, causing tolerance (the same amount does less) and withdrawal when stopped. It is also habit-forming because someone smoking 20 cigarettes a day is taking over 400 puffs per day - 400 "fixes" of nicotine. Anything done that regularly, that often, is reinforcing psychologically, as well as physically. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tobacco overdose?

Symptoms of tobacco overdose?

SERIOUS STUFF: Symptoms of a nicotine overdose can include: headache, vomiting, agitation, rapid respiration or respiratory arrest, muscle twitching, drooling, fainting, tachycardia followed by bradycardia, increased blood pressure followed by drop in blood pressure, seizures & coma. ...Read more

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Can you get high off tobacco?

Can you get high off tobacco?

Of course: Thats what the first puff in the am is about- after that-its all about avoiding withdrawal. ...Read more

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Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Nicotine: Multiple chemicals are present but nicotine is the most important because of carcinogenesis and addiction reinforcing features via the reward system. ...Read more

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How can I quit my tobacco habit?

How can I quit my tobacco habit?

Smoking cessation: I recommend chantix, start at least 2 weeks before the day you decide you want to quit smoking. Tell people you are quitting, and when. Change your routines. Get rid of everything that reminds you of smoking (lighters, ashtrays) make your home "nonsmoking" so if you do smoke it is as inconvenient as possible. Stay in the moment. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to leave tobacco (cigarette)?

How to leave tobacco (cigarette)?

You might want: a directed question to me, a board certified addiction specialist on this one. 1) gun to head (immediate evidence you are dying if you continue). 2) nicotine replacement 3) a LOT of different tools. There isnt space for everything. ...Read more

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What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

Lots, and lotsa bad.: The Internet has lists of cigarette ingredients, some of which list over 599 ingredients and as many as 7000 chemicals. You'll be surprised to see what's in a cigarette. At least 40 are carcinogenic. http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients.html ...Read more

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How horrible is pure tobacco for you?

How horrible is pure tobacco for you?

Horrible: No such thing as 'pure', even though the tobacco companies want you to think 'natural' means healthier. Nothing could be further from the truth. The tobacco leaf, burned, has 50 KNOWN carcinogens, including arsenic. And that doesn't say anything about carbon monoxide. New products - smokeless, electronic cigarettes, slim cigars, etc. -- all are in the same boat. Not healthy at any level. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is pure tobacco for you?

How unhealthy is pure tobacco for you?

VERY unhealthy: It doesn't make a difference whether tobacco is "pure" or "organic" or anything else you want to call it. The nicotine in it is what causes addiction, and contributes to the heart disease, and the tars (the products of combustion that are complex hydrocarbons) are what cause lung damage and cancer. While additives etc. may make tobacco even more dangerous, the "pure" stuff is dangerous enough. ...Read more

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What is worse for you, tobacco or weed?

What is worse for you, tobacco or weed?

Probably tobacco: Both contain tar that can harm the lungs, and poisonous carbon monoxide in the smoke. But tobacco also contains addictive nicotine, which means that tobacco smokers usually inhale far more smoke overall than marijuana users. Tobacco is hard to quit, and causes or worsens many diseases over time. Marijuana can impair social and work functioning, but it isn't life-threatening in the same way. ...Read more

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What is the risk of eating dried tobacco?

What is the risk of eating dried tobacco?

When my brother was: Young he took a big bite off of chewing tobacco and swallowed it. He vomited for several hours. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how bad is pure tobacco for you?

Can you tell me, how bad is pure tobacco for you?

Very bad: It is not "impurities" in tobacco, or additives or anything else that does most of the damage - it is the tobacco. Doesn't matter if they call it "pure" or "organic" or whatever. It contains nicotine which helps you get addicted to smoking, and the smoke contains "tars" - toxic hydrocarbons, carbon monxide, formaldehyde and other poisonous substances that cause cancer, heart disease ; other ills. ...Read more

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What are the dangerous chemicals found in tobacco?

What are the dangerous chemicals found in tobacco?

Tobacco Smoke: Tobacco smoke has more than tobacco itself. Estimates for tobacco smoke range from 4000 to 5000 but ONLY 100 of those pose significant health risks. That is why UNFLAVORED ecigarette liquids are safer (but not safe) Hazardous Compounds in Tobacco Smoke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3084482/ Chemistry and Toxicology of Cigarette Smoke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53014/ ...Read more

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Can swab tests tell if you have ever smoked tobacco?

Recently smoked: One of the most common ways to test for tobacco use is from using a swab to collect saliva. The test is for cotinine, a chemical by-product of nicotine which is in all tobacco. Cotinine last for about 4 days or longer, so if you had tobacco in the last week the test could be positive. There are more detailed tests that could detect tobacco in the past few months. There's no test for 'ever smoked'. ...Read more