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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

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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Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?

Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?

Yes: Cigarette smoke carries lots of carcinogens and is toxic to smokers and non smokers alike, regardless of who "owns" it. Don't smoke and stay away from places where people do. ...Read more

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Thc second hand smoke harm babies?

Thc second hand smoke harm babies?

Two issues: This smoke has the same effect in increasing frequency of respiratory & ear infections (2-3x) as cigarette smoke. There is also some conflicting data suggesting contribution to learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Do people really die from second hand smoke?

Do people really die from second hand smoke?

Yes: More than 10, 000 people die from second hand smoke each year in the us alone. ...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 second hand smoke dangerous to children outside?

Is second hand smoke dangerous to children outside?

Yes: Second hand smoke (regardless of location) has been proven to be a risk factor for lung cancer and other lung diseases. When parents smoke, their exposed children are also at risk for asthma and respiratory infections, including otitis media (ear infections). While smoking outdoors may decrease exposure, no amount of exposure should be considered safe. ...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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Has anyone who never smoked/never exposed to second hand smoke get lung cancer?

Has anyone who never smoked/never exposed to second hand smoke get lung cancer?

Yes: Incidence of lung cancers in non smokers is very low. The great majority of lung cancers are smoking related. In my own practice of over 900 lung cancers I have cared for, 5 patients never smoked or were continuously exposed to cigarette smoke. One patient was 23y/o when treated. ...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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How many people exposed to second hand smoke get lung cancer?

11,000/year in US: About 11, 000 cases/year of cancer in the us are attributable to second hand tobacco smoke, compared to about 400, 000 from smoking. ...Read more

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What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

Risks less but there: While the odds are less, secondhand smoke has been linked to the development of emphysema and heart disease, just like smoking. So not as intensely risky as smoking, but still risky. People who live with smokers do need to be careful and mind their own health. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on people dying from second hand smoke?

What is your opinion on people dying from second hand smoke?

Sad for them: People die from smoking related illnesses every day. Do your part and stay away from people who smoke. ...Read more

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Smoking obviously damages the brain, but does second hand smoke have similar results?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Smoking obviously damages the brain, but does second hand smoke have similar results?

Likely: But it would depend on the total quantity of second-hand smoke exposure and one's genetic susceptibility, just like smoking itself. However the brain is not the most affected target, the lung is. ...Read more

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What is third hand smoke?

What is third hand smoke?

??: i don't think there is such a thing. Second hand smoke is the smoke you breathe in after a smoker exhales smoke near you. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
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What's a bigger health risk, pollution or second hand smoke?

Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
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What's a bigger health risk, pollution or second hand smoke?

Either can be bad: For any exposure to a health hazard the amount and duration have to be considered along with the individual's health status. The term "second hand smoke" is thrown around a lot but it doesn't have any specific meaning. The important thing to remember is that you want to avoid toxins as best you can and keep your body healthy so that it can deal with what you are are exposed to. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Does second hand smoke cause premature aging?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Does second hand smoke cause premature aging?

Probably: and as well all the other health risks of smoking in general, depends on the extent of exposure though, hence the ban in public places, try to control your exposure as much as you can afford to, good luck ...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 effect you, although it is a matter of amount. It's best to avoid the situation altogether. ...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 i get second hand smoke?

????: Your question is not clear. If you hang out persistently at a place where people smoke all the time, you will get second hand smoking exposure. It would be to your benefit not to do so and it would be to the smoker's benefit to quit. ...Read more

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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?

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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Will second hand smoke affect my baby?

Will second hand smoke affect my baby?

Yes: Yes, smoke is a very potent irritant and any form of exposure will affect an infant. The infant will have exposure from smoke on clothing, hair, skin especially if the smoker is the care taker. This will predispose your infant to a variety of health issues including frequent upper respiratory problems, increase risk for asthma and progressive lung problems. ...Read more

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Could second hand smoke cause problems?

Yes: Second hand smoke can cause the same problems as regular smokers - asthma, copd, lung cancer.... ...Read more

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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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How can second hand smoke affect children?

How can second hand smoke affect children?

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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How can I avoid second hand smoke in asia?

How can I avoid second hand smoke in asia?

Avoid smokers: It may be an idea to tell people around you that the smoking bothers you. Courtesy on their part will help you. ...Read more

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How can second hand smoke effect children?

How can  second hand smoke effect children?

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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Do people really die from second hand smoke?

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

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Can you get brohnchitis from second hand smoke?

Yes.: Smoke is a bronchial irritant, and could definitely contribute to airway inflammation ("bronchitis."). ...Read more

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Can babys test positive from second hand smoke?

Can babys test positive from second hand smoke?

yes: There is a measure in the blood, urine and saliva to test for smoke exposure including second hand smoke. Cotinine, the breakdown product of nicotine is used as the "marker" for exposure to tobacco smoke. ...Read more

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Why does second-hand smoke cause health problems?

Why does second-hand smoke cause health problems?

It's a Myth: I am not an advocate of smoking and there are lot's of reason to quit smoking but "Second Hand Smoke" is not one of them. The expression "second-hand smoke" is a very effective piece of anti-smoking propaganda used all the time by public health officials and physicians yet there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support it's existence. It's logical to conclude but not proven in any study. ...Read more

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Is second hand smoke dangerous to children outside?

Yes: Second hand smoke (regardless of location) has been proven to be a risk factor for lung cancer and other lung diseases. When parents smoke, their exposed children are also at risk for asthma and respiratory infections, including otitis media (ear infections). While smoking outdoors may decrease exposure, no amount of exposure should be considered safe. ...Read more

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How can I keep my child away from second hand smoke?

How can I keep my child away from second hand smoke?

Clean clothing: Third hand smoke exposure is also possible. Particles on clothing from smoking can be inhaled by your child as well. Quitting is best for your health and that of your child. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is forcing second hand smoke illegal?

Can you tell me is forcing second hand smoke illegal?

Call a lawyer: As an employee, you have a right not to be exposed to second-hand smoke, at least in the usa. As a kid, if smoke in your home exacerbates your asthma or other breathing problems, it's time to get on the phone and let your physician know. Someone may be able to help. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from second hand smoke symptoms?

2nd hand smoke: Do what you can to demand (not the best word) that you are entitled to a smoke-free environment. I know this can be extremely difficult. You should not be medicating yourself due to another person's addiction. If it's an impossible situation , if you're living with someone get air filters have long-term conversations asking them to leave the premises to smoke. ...Read more

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Is second-hand smoke more dangerous than normal smoke?

Not necessary: Second -hand smoke is not as dangerous although there is some feeling that it may get deeper into your lung by being more soluble (in the water vapor present in the air). I am not aware of any study confirming the latter however. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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How long does it take to repair from second hand smoke?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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How long does it take to repair from second hand smoke?

Depends: Susceptibility to the harmful effects of tobacco varies greatly among people. People with a genetic deficiency in an enzyme inhibitor called alpha 1 antitrypsin may develop emphysema at an early age yet others may never have any noticeable problem at all. Since there is no upside to tobacco exposure, avoidance is the only logical answer. ...Read more

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How harmful is one hour of exposure to second hand smoke?

Difficult to measure: Exposure to second hand smoke can trigger heart attack in susceptible individuals. How harmful, is difficult to state, as most people do not suffer long term consequences from a single short exposure. ...Read more

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What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

Same as smoking.: The risks may be lower, but they're the same as smoking. Heart disease. Lung cancer. Emphysema. The list goes on. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Heston
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