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Reaction Cigarette Smoke
Quit smoking: Quit smoking is the best thing. Second resort is to consume nicotine gum, see if it is better allergy-wise. ...Read more
Avoidance: Which is at times hard to accomplish, true allergy to cigarette smoke is rare, you didn't say what kind of reaction you develop when exposed, ...Read more
No: It doesn't sound normal. Please don't smoke. ...Read more
Severe reaction to 2hand cigarette smoke/cling. Instantly lose voice, chest congestion, wet cough, wheezing, trouble breathing. Some popcorn bags too. Pure tobacco ok. No other asthmas. What additive?
Is it possible for my 7 month old with larynogomalacia to have a reaction to second hand cigarette smoke of a stuffy nose, temp of 99-100.5 & sneezing?
Second hand smoke: Exposure to second hand smoke can certainly cause nasal symptoms in babies and children. Additionally, exposure to secondhand smoke is a risk factor for the development of many conditions. It is of great importance to attempt to remove the child from any secondhand smoke exposure. Please encourage any smokers you know to quit. ...Read more
Yes: Repeated exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, is associated with nicotine dependence symptoms in non-smokers. Unfortunately, this often happens to children of parents who smoke around them. Years ago non-smoking nurses and doctors would become addicted to second-hand smoke when patients were permitted to smoke inside hospitals (seems strange to imagine these days). ...Read more
Smoking and others: Yes. Of course. Many people with asthma or other respiratory diseases, when they are exposed to cigarette smoke can have severe bronchospasm and feel like they are suffocating. I know that not all smokers are not like the norm, but I have yet to see a smoker ask those around them if they would be bothered by their smoking. ...Read more
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Smoking smell: If you live in apartment building and one of your neighbors smokes the smell can be carried by the duct system. Install an air purifier that will take care of the problem ...Read more
Yes, but: It not clear how much and how much damage it may do. Smoke can infiltrate foods just as does with clothes. I do not know of any studies on the subject. ...Read more
Danger of smoking: There are probably more than twenty. Perhaps the question you should be asking is how can I stop smoking? ...Read more
Does humidity augment cigarette smoke or make it stay in the air longer? There are days my sister smokes that the air is unbearable far longer.
Move out: Or throw her out as applicable. You have a right not to have to put up with this. It's bad for you. If she is so inconsiderate as not to smoke outside, she doesn't belong in your life, sister or no. ...Read more
Vasomotor: Some people have a nasal reaction resembling allergies when exposed to smoke and other irritants. ...Read more
Maybe: I don't think that has been studied specifically, but recent research has demonstrated that children get approximately 1/3rd of passive indoor smoke. That means if parents (or others) smoke a pack a day in the house or car, the children living there are smoking a third of a pack a day. The harmful effects of smoke are even more profound and various in infants & growing children than in adults. ...Read more
Clean: You clean. Then you clean again. Every surface. If there is carpet, change to wood or tile or get new carpet. Paint. Having the duct work cleaned can help. Cigarette smoke permeates every surface. Cleaning with a variety of cleaners is helpful. Chlorox containing cleaners seem to help a lot. Some of the odor will eventually dissipate, but initially the job is huge due to the cleaning. ...Read more
Stunted? No, however: The dangers posed by cigarette use in the teens stem not only from the direct effects of its use like lung cancer but also from the potential gateway it provides to the use of other substances. The latter poses the risk of getting a teen's future potential to be stunted. ...Read more
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
Is there an efficient air filtration system that can eliminate cigarette smoke in my home to protect my kids?
No: The system you are looking for is called "not smoking". Tobacco smoke causes too many bad problems for kids to count. ...Read more
I can very often smell and almost taste cigarette smoke when there is never any around me. No other symptoms. What could this be?
Smoking&allergies?: If u mean u start having burning in the nose, cough after exposure2 cigarette smoke, u could be experiencing that from irritation of the nasal passages & airway if u already have allergies and/or asthma. It can trigger asthma. If ur airways&nasal passages are already inflamed sure u can have a feeling that smoke is causing allergies but it may be actually just exacerbating alrway inflamation. ...Read more
Unusual: Tobacco allergy is uncommon if ever happens at all. But even without being allergic to it, smoking puts you at risk for cancer of the lungs throat, and urinary bladder not to mention chronic obstructive lung disease and emphysema. At nearly $10 a pack, it always hurts your pocketbook. For your future children, your smoking also puts them at risk. ...Read more