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Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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Can vapor cigarettes affect asthma?

Can vapor cigarettes affect asthma?

A Hooka?: Do you mean a nicotine e-cigarette or inhaling tobacco via a hooka? The nicotine would not affect the asthma much if at all but I am not aware that this has been studied. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad for asthma?

Is smoking weed bad for asthma?

Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for asthma patients. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Jail has its own dangers such as getting assaulted. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

No one knows: To my knowledge and review of this topic, no one knows since no one had done a controlled clinical trial of these products. If you use them and do not smoke, it seems intuitive it "might" help a person, but doctors cannot recommend them legally since we just do not know from accurate research data if they are safe. Would stink if in 5 years we learn they cause more heart attacks than cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars safer than cigarettes?

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Is smoking cigars safer than cigarettes?

No: Both have nicotine, both cause COPD and lung cancer as well as a host of other issues including higher risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarettes safe to smoke around children?

Is electronic cigarettes safe to smoke around children?

Yes: No risk of second hand smoke. The downsides are possible accidental use by the child and the continuing damage to your body from the nicotine. ...Read more

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Is marijuana safer than tobacco smoke?

Is marijuana safer than tobacco smoke?

Depends: Any form of smoking may produce benzene derivatives, which are cacerogens. However, there are studies which estimate that cannabis smokers have less incidence of lung cancer than both cigarette smokers and non-smokers. My advice would be not to smoke, period. If you use cannabis as a legal treatment, there are other formulations available besides smoking; sativex, marinol, etc. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars addictive?

Is smoking cigars addictive?

Yes: the smoking ritual itself, whether cigarettes, pipes or tobacco produces a psychological dependency, and the nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth even in those who don't inhale. In addition, it is highly associated with head and neck cancer (mouth, tongue, throat etc), with higher amounts of cancer-causing tars than cigarettes have. ...Read more

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I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I passed by a smoker who exhaled cigarette smoke. I inhaled that smoke.Can this smoke inhalation cause lung cancer?

I am allergic to  cigarette smoke. I passed by a smoker who exhaled cigarette smoke. I inhaled that smoke.Can this smoke inhalation cause lung cancer?

Unlikely: While second hand smoke is not good, an occasional exposure is not likely to materially change your risk for lung cancer. Please note that about 10% of lung cancers occur in non-smokers. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is second-hand cigarette smoke harmful to fetuses?

Is second-hand cigarette smoke harmful to fetuses?

Yes.: Inhaled smoke of any source over a prolonged period of time is harmful to the developing fetus. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as tobacco smoke?

Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as  tobacco smoke?

Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read more

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Are the e-hookah xhale o2 electronic cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes?

Are the e-hookah xhale o2 electronic cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes?

Safer, not without: Elctric cigarettes provide nicotine, the substance that induces addiction and craving of smoking. Regular cigarettes contain many other chemical substances/preservatives, some are carcinogenic (causes cancer), thus they are worse than electric ones. Some e-cigarettes were found to have dangerous chemicals/carcinogens as well. Thus, a bit safer but not without risk. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are menthol cigarettes safer to use than regular cigarettes?

Are menthol cigarettes safer to use than regular cigarettes?

Menthol cigarettes: Are cigarettes and all cigarettes are down right terrible for your health. If you can quit smoking, you'll reduce your risk of Lung CA, cardiovascular dz, including heart attack and stroke, multiple other cancers, emphysema ... And the list goes on ... not to mention have whiter teeth, smell better, and spend less on cigs. Talk to your doc about help available for quitting. There are many options! ...Read more

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Honestly, is smoking weed better then cigarettes?

No: Both are respiratory irritants. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Marijuana versus smoking cigarettes: does smoking weed have tar and all that bad stuff?

It has less: But nobody really knows, since it can be mixed with other plant products, and each "batch" may be very different from another batch. In general, the organic products found in marijuana smoke are not as harmful as those found in tobacco, but in heavy marijuana smokers can still result in bronchitis and even cancer, especially if the person also smokes cigarettes. ...Read more