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Doctor insights on: Reasons Not To Smoke

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Is there a common reason that everyone smokes?

Is there a common reason that everyone smokes?

Everyone doesn't: 50 years ago almost half the population of the us smoked. Currently, fewer than 20% of the population smokes cigarettes, depending on male/female and geography a bit. Nicotine is a very reinforcing drug, and tobacco companies know how to entice people with advertising how sexy and masculine it is. It is the number one cause of preventible death and illness in the world, obesity is runner-up. ...Read more

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For what reason do people smoke cigarettes?

For what reason do people smoke cigarettes?

Addiction.: People who start smoking are often looking for stress relief or caving to peer pressure. After that the addiction sets in, and they continue smoking because they're hooked on it. ...Read more

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Both of my feet are swollen and I am worried if it is a heath reason? I did smoke and I have stopped but recently I have started (not as bad).

Both of my feet are swollen and I am worried if it is a heath reason? I did smoke and I have stopped but recently I have started (not as bad).

Possibly-see doctor: Swollen feet occur for variety of reasons. These include: chf, chronic venous insufficiency, chronic lymphedema, for pulmonale, right heart failure, ivc syndrome. The feet, being more dependent than other areas of the body can retain fluid in the tissues by gravity driven effects (partic in patients with chronic venous insufficiency). ...Read more

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For what reasons when i smoke weed i feel like im having a heart attack?

For what reasons when i smoke weed i feel like im having a heart attack?

Maybe: To quote another smart person, "only a twit would continue to use cannabis...". I don't like to be judgmental, but i treat smokers of all sorts everyday. Numerous cancers and diseases are the result of lifestyle choices. Often choices to use so called "natural" substance. Remember, like marijuana, tobacco is also a "natural herb". Smoking marijuana and tobacco are both unhealthy. ...Read more

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My friend says marijuana does no harm to your body and uses excuses like its better than cigarettes ? What are some reasons he should not smoke

My friend says marijuana does no harm to your body and uses excuses like its better than cigarettes ? What are some reasons he should not smoke

Tar, mood effects: Marijuana smoke has more "tar" than cigarettes, and therefore is at least as bad for the lungs. Smoke in general is unhealthy to inhale, can worsen asthma, bronchitis, etc. Marijuana can also make a person anxious or paranoid, worsen depression, or push a person into psychosis if they were already tending that way. All drugs have harms that must be weighed, nothing is completely harmless. ...Read more

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Is there a good reason why well informed and highly educated people continue smoking tobacco?

Is there a good reason why well informed and highly educated people continue smoking tobacco?

Addiction: Addictions don't care about how smart the person is, what they know or even how well informed they are about the dangers of what they are doing to themselves. Do cancers or " the flu" not happen just because someone may know alot about it? Some can quit with knowledge but many can't. They have to want to quit then get the proper treatment to help them with their disease process. It can be done. ...Read more

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Is it ok to smoke?

Is it ok to smoke?

Nope.: Any amount of cigarette smoking is considered dangerous. And each cigarette shortens your life by seven minutes. ...Read more

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Is it true that e-hookahs are safe to smoke?

E-hookahs not safe.: We're learning more and more that e-cigarettes and such are actually not safe alternatives to the real thing. ...Read more

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