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Doctor insights on: Safest Cigarette To Smoke

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Is it bad for you to smoke e cigarettes or are regular cigarettes worse?

Lesser of Evils: E cigarettes are not good for you either but not as terrible as regular cigarettes. That seems like faint praise indeed. Fda notes they have toxic substances, and that they may further some people's nicotine addiction--especially among teenagers and young adults. E cigarettes often make asthma and emphysema worse and much uncertainty remains. Still, yes, they do beat regular cigarettes. ...Read more

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Do more teenagers smoke cigarettes and pot now?

Do more teenagers smoke cigarettes and pot now?

Depends on which: Part of the country you live in. In Washington State, our county has had a stable teen smoking rate of about 7% if not decreasing slightly. It is still unclear about e-cigarettes. Anywhere from 7-19% of kids have use marijuana in the past month. This is increasing slightly when comparing to 2006. ...Read more

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Are you more prone to getting sick if you smoke cigarettes?

Are you more prone to getting sick if you smoke cigarettes?

Yes...: There are diseases that occur much more often in smokers like chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and many malignancies like lung cancer, bladder cancer, etc. These diseases are much less common in non-smokers and in people who quit smoking. So, smoking cessation is needed to prevent or decrease symptoms in these diseases. ...Read more

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I smoked 3 cigarettes a week how long will it stay in my system?

It is not that: "It stays in your system". Every time you smoke a cigarette you do some damage to sensitive cellular systems. ...Read more

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How bad will my health become if I smoke a few cigarettes a week?

How bad will my health become if I smoke a few cigarettes a week?

None if really "few": There are people who can "socially" some tobacco, with one or two cigarettes per week, but in my experience they are few and far between. The danger to your health from that level of smoke is not that high, but it is probably measurable, and may be similar to the risks that second-hand smoke causes. I always advise people not to take the chance and stay away from tobacco 100%. ...Read more

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I do smoke in an average of 6-7 cigarettes a day. So am I a chain smoker?

I do smoke in an average of 6-7 cigarettes a day. So am I a chain smoker?

Probably not: There is no medical definition of a chain smoke although I always considered it to be a person who picks up one cigarette as soon as the last one was completed. You probably are not. Nervertheless, there is no safe level of cigarette smoking and you need to quit. ...Read more

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What if I smoked cigarettes for 3 years and stopped will my health that effected?

What if I smoked cigarettes for 3 years and stopped will my health that effected?

Possible.: If you are a carrier, than your child has a 50% chance of also being a carrier. If you have cf, than your child will be a carrier. ...Read more

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What are the safe cigarettes which people can smoke but won't do damage to your body?

What are the safe cigarettes which people can smoke but won't do damage to your body?

None with somke!: Try candy cigarettes. Any that cause you 2 inhale any smoke related products or by products. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not smoke but I heard weed is more safer than cigarettes. What is true?

What to do if I do not smoke but I heard weed is more safer than cigarettes. What is true?

Not really: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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If I occasionally smoked cigarettes and hookah for a year can my body fully heal itself?

If I occasionally smoked cigarettes and hookah for a year can my body fully heal itself?

Yes but only if. .: You need to stay away from cigarettes and other forms of nicotine ; inhaled drugs. The longer you stay away, the better off you'll be. There are studies that demonstrate health benefits when 80yo quit smoking so stopping now gives you best chance overall of living a healthy life. Go see your family doc if you need help quitting. ...Read more

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I I relapses and smoked a lot of cigarettes one weekend after cutting back will it be harder to quit?

I I relapses and smoked a lot of cigarettes one weekend after cutting back will it be harder to quit?

KEEP TRYING!!: Do you mean you have relapsed 11 times back to cigarettes? I recommend seeing your doctor and try Chantix for about 6 months. ...Read more

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I occasionally smoked cigarettes and hookah for a year at 15, did I permanently cause damage? I am terrified.

I occasionally smoked cigarettes and hookah for a year at 15, did I permanently cause damage? I am terrified.

Permanent? No!: Some? Yes. But the longer you stay away from cigarettes, cigars, hookah, 2nd hand smoke, other illicit drugs etc, the better off you'll be. Some studies suggest that quitting at 80yo can be helpful (although clearly not as helpful as if quit at 15yo). Best is to never smoke at all but we can't go backwards in time. But since that was 5yrs ago, time to stop worrying ; being terrified. Time to live. ...Read more

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If I smoked less than 100 cigarettes and did hookah about ten times in my entire life, did I do permanent damage to myself?

If I smoked less than 100 cigarettes and did hookah about ten times in my entire life, did I do permanent damage to myself?

Unlikely: It is good that you quit before real damage could accumulate. The short term exposure you have had hopefully was unpleasant but your body can compensate for that. It is chronic smokers who get in trouble. ...Read more

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Hi! I smoke 2 to 5 cigarettes and wanna quite, will you please provide some advice please? Besides that I feel my friends don't like me especially a

Hi! I smoke 2 to 5 cigarettes and wanna quite, will you please provide some advice please? Besides that I feel my friends don't like me especially a

Smoking: 2-5 cigarettes is pretty good. In order to quit try the following. Keep a log of when and where you smoke. Then try to eliminate one location and one cigarette at a time. Do this over a 1-2 month period. A practice which was quite successful in the original "smoke Enders" program. ...Read more

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I'm 17.I must have smoked 30-40 cigarettes till now. It has been 1 year only. But I stopped now. Are there any problems if I stop it now. I need to know?

I'm 17.I must have smoked 30-40 cigarettes till now. It has been 1 year only. But I stopped now. Are there any problems if I stop it now. I need to know?

No problem: Social support helps--your doc or hospital may know of a group for you. Coffee/tea mugs, cigarettes, all give off a "i'm on a break message" to self and others. Give yourself permission to take a break/relax w/out that. Oral habit so mints, gum, etc. Can help. You can do it and your loved ones will be grateful. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to smoke from cigarettes?

Could I be allergic to smoke from cigarettes?

Smoke: Some people develop a runny nose and nasal congestion from strong odors, smoke is one of them. It is called vasomotor rhinitis and is usually treated with prescribed nasal sprays. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are e-cigarettes safe to smoke around babies?

Can you tell me are e-cigarettes safe to smoke around babies?

Yes and no: If an infant ever got access to one and ingested or sucked the nicotine out of it they could die of nicotine poisoning. This does remove the issue of toxic smoke. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are e-cigarettes safe to smoke around babies?

Can you tell me, are e-cigarettes safe to smoke around babies?

Nobody knows: Because the companies that make e-cigarettes managed to wiggle past any kind of regulation by the fda, nobody really knows because there is no research. All e-cigarettes are not created equal, and while it is clear that the sidestream smoke is nowhere near as toxic as smoked tobacco, nobody can say whether it is safe. Don't smoke around babies, e-cigarettes or other. Consider complete cessation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke cigarettes if hyphema?

Is it okay to smoke cigarettes if hyphema?

Ideally No.: Smoking, although not directly related to a hyphema, can impair wound healing and cause red blood cells to be deprived of oxygen. In patients with sickle cell disease, who are susceptible to blood oxygen levels, smoking is harmful. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke cigarettes with raynaud's phenomenon?

Is it okay to smoke cigarettes with raynaud's phenomenon?

No: Nicotine in any form including smokeless tobacco tends to make raynaud's worse and in fact works against medications used to treat more chronic forms of the condition. The obvious health risks to smoking in general are obviously well documented. ...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