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Will second-hand smoking affect my rhinoplasty?

Will second-hand smoking affect my rhinoplasty?

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

Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

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


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Is second hand smoke harmful?

Is second hand smoke harmful?

Yes: This has been shown in many studies and thus it is important to avoid exposure to second hand smoke. ...Read more

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Is work considered second-hand smoke?

Is work considered second-hand smoke?

Not per se: Work is not the same as smoking, first or second-hand, unless your co-workers smoke with you around. ...Read more

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Can a person die from second hand smoke?

Can a person die from second hand smoke?

Yes: More than 10, 000 people die each year, in the us, from second hand smoke. ...Read more

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What are ways to combat second hand smoke?

What are ways to combat second hand smoke?

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

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Does second hand smoke affect copd?

Does second hand smoke affect copd?

Yes: Another short answer to your question is that most authorities believe that it does. There is controversy. ...Read more

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Is cancer possible from second hand smoke?

Is cancer possible from second hand smoke?

Yes: If you inhale enough, the answer is yes even though the risk far lower than first-hand smoke exposure. ...Read more

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Is smoking from second hand smoke addictive?

Is smoking from second hand smoke addictive?

No.: You can get disgusted but not addicted to second hand smoke because you get no nicotine rush with it. ...Read more

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Can someone get asthma from second hand smoke?

Can someone get asthma from second hand smoke?

Second hand smoke: Second hand smoke is a significant trigger for asthma and should be avoided whenever possible. ...Read more

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Could you develop asthma from second hand smoke?

Could you develop asthma from second hand smoke?

Absolutely: Actually, it exacerbates your own tendency to asthma. You do not have to tolerate it. ...Read more

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Could asthma come from second hand smoke exposure?

Could asthma come from second hand smoke exposure?

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

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Can second hand smoke come out in your drug screen?

Can second hand smoke come out in your drug screen?

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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Is second hand smoke harmful to people with cataracts?

No research: We have research that clearly shows that patients who smoke have more rapid progression of their cataracts. We do not know if second-hand smoke can have that same affect. Certainly the harm in terms of lung disease, cancer and heart disease is clearly proven though. ...Read more

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Can you get high off of second hand smoke from cannabis?

Can you get high off of second hand smoke from cannabis?

Yes: Contact highs are common and produce the same side-effects of the drug as regular use. ...Read more

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How bad is second hand smoke compared to a smoker's intake?

How bad is second hand smoke compared to a smoker's intake?

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

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Can second hand smoke give me the same side effects as smoking?

Yes: Second hand smoke causes same kind of diseases as smoking but with much lower frequency. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can fail a hair test from second hand smoke?

Hi, do you think I can fail a hair test from second hand smoke?

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

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Do you think I should have my newborn exposed to second hand smoke?

Do you think I should have my newborn exposed to second hand smoke?

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

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I've been exposed to second hand smoke. How at risk for cancer am i?

I've been exposed to second hand smoke. How at risk for cancer am i?

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

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Can k2/spice second hand smoke get you high/poisoned. (blown in face)?

Can k2/spice second hand smoke get you high/poisoned. (blown in face)?

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

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How many people exposed to second hand smoke will end up getting cancer?

Alot: There are close to 54, 000 deaths a year attributed to second hand tobacco exposure. ...Read more

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If you get black lungs from second hand smoke, how long will you live for?

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

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Can you let me know how many people exposed to second hand smoke get cancer?

Secondhand smoke...: 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

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Can children exposed to second hand smoke actually expel smoke from their lungs?

Can children exposed to second hand smoke actually expel smoke from their lungs?

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

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Can you develop asthma from being around second hand smoke when you were growing up?

Can you develop asthma from being around second hand smoke when you were growing up?

Yes: Children exposed to second hand smoke, and other forms of pollution have a higher risk of developing respiratory diseases including asthma. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherris
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Rhinoplasty (Definition)

Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic ...Read more