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Which is a good thing for allergic reaction to cigarette smoke?

Which is a good thing for allergic reaction to 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

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Can you tell me about the best thing for allergic reaction to cigarette smoke?

Can you tell me about the best thing for allergic reaction to cigarette smoke?

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

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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?

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

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Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

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

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Was anyone been sick due to cigarette smoke?

Was anyone been sick due to cigarette smoke?

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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How long does it take for cigarette smoke to leave your body?

How long does it take for cigarette smoke to leave your body?

Nicotine: Cigarette smoke leaves your body as you breath. Do you mean nicotine and drug or hair testing? ...Read more

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Why am I smelling cigarette smoke in my house when there is none?

Why am I smelling cigarette smoke in my house when there is none?

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

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Can a minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause any permanent damage?

Can a minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause any permanent damage?

Yes, it can: Exposure to tobacco smoke, even second hand smoke, increases the risk of cardiac events by increasing the stickiness of platelets and making the blood more coagulable. Precipitation of a cardiac event, e.g., myocardial infarction, heart attack, can cause permanent damage. ...Read more

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Can cigarette smoke get into food, and toxins be transferred that way?

Can cigarette smoke get into food, and toxins be transferred that way?

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

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I was wondering what are the 20 dangerous chemicals that are in a cigarette smoke?

I was wondering what are the 20 dangerous chemicals that are in a cigarette smoke?

Danger of smoking: There are probably more than twenty. Perhaps the question you should be asking is how can I stop smoking? ...Read more

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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.

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

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Could a person be allergic to cigarette smoke?

Yes: Never heard of people being allergic to nicotine because human body produces it endogeneously. But people might be allergic to other ingredients from cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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Why do I always smell cigarette smoke?

Why do I always smell cigarette smoke?

Is this new?: Before your question can be answered, consider- is this recent? In multiple settings? Inside and outside? Consider seeing neurologist as it can be a neurological issue. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to cigarette smoke?

Can you be allergic to cigarette smoke?

No: But smoke is a natural irritant that can manifest as all the same symptoms to a typical allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How can you detox from cigarette smoke?

How can you detox from cigarette smoke?

Patience: Quit smoking cold turkey and ride out the symptoms. They don't last too long, and you'll be successful at quitting. ...Read more

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Is the smell of cigarette smoke harmful to my health?

Smoke: The smell of smoke is smoke, and that is harmful, yes. Smoke on objects or hair is sometimes called third hand smoke, and it contains nicotine and other chemicals. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is being allergic to cigarette smoke a thing?

Can you tell me is being allergic to cigarette smoke a thing?

Vasomotor: Some people have a nasal reaction resembling allergies when exposed to smoke and other irritants. ...Read more

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Could my growth be stunted by exposure to dad's cigarette smoke?

Could my growth be stunted by exposure to dad's cigarette smoke?

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

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How do you get cigarette smoke out of a pre-existing smoking home?

How do you get cigarette smoke out of a pre-existing smoking home?

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

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Can a teens growth be stunted by occasional exposure to cigarette smoke?

Can a teens growth be stunted by occasional exposure to cigarette smoke?

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

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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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Is there an efficient air filtration system that can eliminate cigarette smoke in my home to protect my kids?

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

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I can very often smell and almost taste cigarette smoke when there is never any around me. No other symptoms. What could this be?

I can very often smell and almost taste cigarette smoke when there is never any around me. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Smell hallucinations: I would be concerned about your brain and would get an EEG and MRI and a neurological examination.

Tastes and smells in the absence of stimulation warrants a further examination. ...Read more

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What is it called when you are allergic to cigarette smoke?

What is it called when you are allergic to cigarette smoke?

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

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What are the dangers or effects of smoking if allergic to cigarette smoke?

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

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