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Rhinoplasty Second Hand Smoke
Yes: Definitely can make things worse. Effects of second hand smoke have been demonstrated. Nicotine is particularly harmful in plastic surgery where we need tissues to heal. Nicotine clamps down on blood vessels and prevents adequate blood flow to healing tissues. Wound complications are higher in patients with smoking exposure ...Read more
Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more
Smoking: Basically this is being controlled by social pressure. In the work environment or an apartment you might have legal options. In social settings indoors, in a car you have to stick up for yourself and demand that people don't smoke in enclosed areas. ...Read more
Possibly.: There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc. ...Read more
Yes, but at much: Lower levels than in the urine of active smokers. Besides nicotine and its metabolites, there are other markers of tobacco use like anabasine, present in tobacco products, but not in nicotine replacement therapies & nornicotine, in tobacco products & as a metabolite of nicotine. So, if you smoke while on nicotine replacement, claiming it was passive smoking won't fly. Sorry. ...Read more
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Yes: Contact highs are common and produce the same side-effects of the drug as regular use. ...Read more
Just as bad: Second hand smoke has been proved to be a risk factor for lung cancer and other lung diseases. The risk increases linearly with exposure. When parents smoke, their exposed children are at an increased risk for asthma, respiratory infections, and otitis media (ear infections). ...Read more
Depends: If you had the juice to find out how the company prepares hair, in terms of cleaning its outside surface before they take cuttings and solubilize it with solvents and do mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography. I am someone who believes that the science in what they claim to do is not as solid as they say it is. If you breathe in a LOT of cigarette smoke - around a smoker you live with etc.. ...Read more
Smoke from meth: See Dr. Jack Mutnick's response.Get a more detailed answer ›
Increased Illness: The effect of second hand smoke on children is well documented. It has proportionally greater effect on the younger children where it can double or triple the risk of respiratory disease. (ear & sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia)the effect is seen even at low smoke levels such that a chronic smoker would not be able to smell the smoke. Problems skyrocket if they smoke with kids present. ...Read more
Depends on the: Exposure. Serious second-hand smoke exposure causing the potential for an increase in head/neck cancer and lung cancer (on the order of 10-20% over baseline) has been reported in people who work in bars/restaurants where smoking is permitted, and in people living in homes where there are smokers, or other regular and heavy exposure to smoke. If your exposure was limited, your risk is very small. ...Read more
Yes: Inhalation of any combustion product or vapor HAS POTENTIAL to affect you, although it is a matter of amount. It's best to avoid the situation altogether. ...Read more
Alot: There are close to 54, 000 deaths a year attributed to second hand tobacco exposure. ...Read more
Won't happen: The pigment isn't the problem. If second-hand smoke exacerbates your asthma, it can be minutes -- hundreds of kids die of this in the us each year. If you get a lung cancer from it -- and there's a few thousand yearly though uncle sam's old figures are way inflated -- it will take the same time as a smoker -- months to years. ...Read more
From the us national cancer institute:
at least 69 chemicals in secondhand smoke cause cancer.
Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in nonsmokers.
Secondhand smoke has also been associated with heart disease, sudden infant death syndrome, ear infections, and asthma attacks.
There is no safe level of exposure.
Approximately 3, 000 lung cancer deaths occur each year in the us from sedondhand smoke. ...Read more
Minimal: The second hand smoke, a much smaller concentration than directly inhaled smoke from a cigarette, will coat the interior lining of the lung and little will be exhaled. The solution: don't smoke around your kids (go outside) or quit altogether for the sake of your health (do you want to be sickly or perhaps die before your kids grow up?). ...Read more
HEPA filter: Hepa filters throughout the house. Antioxidants and n-acetyl cysteine for lung health. ...Read more
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