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What are the bad effects of sharing cigarettes?

What are the bad effects of sharing cigarettes?

Should not: You should not share cigarettes because of increase risk of infection with strep, hepatitis, mono from the saliva. If there is ulcer in mouth, one can get infected with HIV as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch a disease from sharing cigarettes?

Doubtful: This carries almost no exposure to disease. It is highly, highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Can you give someone clymidia by sharing cigarettes or kissing?

Can you give someone clymidia by sharing cigarettes or kissing?

Unlikely: The end of a cigarette is not a favorable site for chlamydia to survive and of course the person in question would have to have an active chlamydia infection of the mouth or lips. Sounds like a golden opportunity to give up smoking forever. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get genitial herpes through sharing cigarettes?

Is it possible for you to get genitial herpes through sharing cigarettes?

Herpes: No. This is in no way how herpes is transmitted. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin. Someone with herpes two does not have them on their hands and thus does not transmit a virus to a cigarette. ...Read more

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1. Can oral warts cause throat cancer? 2. Can I pass oral warts by sharing marijuana cigarettes? 3. Should I be worried about a recent bump on lip?

1. Can oral warts cause throat cancer? 2. Can I pass oral warts by sharing marijuana cigarettes? 3. Should I be worried about a recent bump on lip?

Yes: Squamous papilloma or oral warts are the most common benign epithelial neoplasm of oral epithelium. They may be found anywhere in the mouth including ventral tongue palate, and mucosal surface of the lips. They can be recognized by small fingerlike projections, the wart. The lesions are thought to be induced by HPV 6 or 11 and can lead to oral squamous cell Ca. Virus can be passed. ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing drinks and cigarettes?

Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing drinks and cigarettes?

Get tested: If you don't think you fell victim to a prank, you may want to have a swab done from your pharynx. I think the likelihood is low, but the only way to be sure is by getting tested. ...Read more

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Can gonnorhea be transferred by sharing a cigarette?

Can gonnorhea be transferred by sharing a cigarette?

Not Likely: Please read this about oral gonorrhea and its transmission: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/oral_gonorrhea_symptoms/views. Htm. It appears to be very complete and authoritative. ...Read more

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Can you get syphilis from sharing a cigarette?

Can you get syphilis from sharing a cigarette?

Syphilis is caused: By a bacterium called treponema pallidum. It is not spread by smoking a cigarette someone else has used or using the same eating utensils. Syphilis is spread when broken skin or mucus membranes come in contact with sores that contain the bacteria. Sores can be found in the vagina, anus, rectum ; external genitalia. There can be sores on the lips ; mouth. Infrequently kissing can lead to infection. ...Read more

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What's the percentage or chance of getting herpes 2 by sharing a cigarette with someone who has herpes 1 and 2

What's the percentage or chance of getting herpes 2 by sharing a cigarette with someone who has herpes 1 and 2

Genital herpes: Herpes 2 is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area, but if the person is shedding virus onto his hand and touches the cigarette and then you put the cigarette in your mouth, it would be possible to transmit the virus to you. Herpes 2 can cause oral infection. ...Read more

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Is HPV transmitted by sharing a cigarette?

Is HPV transmitted by sharing a cigarette?

Theoretically: If the cigarette has been held by a person with hpv on the fingers, theoretically the virus can be transmitted to another person. Usually, however, transmission occurs with direct contact with the virus. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea from sharing a cigarette?

Can you get gonorrhea from sharing a cigarette?

No: If you had unprotected sex with that person you can get it. Also, if you performed unprotected oral sex on a male partner with it you can get a gonoccal throat infection, but not from sharing a cigarette. ...Read more

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Can u transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette?

Can u transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette?

Don'tBogartThatOrgan: That bacterium requires a nice warm moist place to hang out. In the throat that is generally way in the back, so it would take quite an effort to get it on the draw end of a cigarette. Same for a toilet seat or a door knob or the floor shift of your '84 Malibu (well, in most cases). Also, it requires the right type of acceptable tissue to jump on to--again, a nice moist and warm place. Feel better? ...Read more

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Can I get an STD by sharing a cigarette?

Can I get an STD by sharing a cigarette?

NO: Generally speaking, no.
But if the person you share cigarette has cold blisters on his/her lips or anywhere in the mouth, (herpes infection (type1), you can get herpes from the person. ...Read more

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How likely is it to contract oral herpes by sharing a cigarette?

How likely is it to contract oral herpes by sharing a cigarette?

Herpes and cigarette: It is possible if you have a break in the mucosa or skin barrier and the other person happen to have placed the cigarette directly on an open lesion. But very unlikely - but still possible and it should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract oral herpes from sharing a cigarette?

Is it possible to contract oral herpes from sharing a cigarette?

Definitely: If the other person sharing has an active lesion around the mouth it is quite possible. ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette or drink?

Gonarrhea: It is extremely unlikely to be able to transmit gonarrhea thriugh sharing cigarette or drink ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette or a drink?

No, STD only: You can't get gonorrhea from sharing a cigarette or drink. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Can you get syphilis from sharing a cigarette wuth a person who had scold sore?

Can you get syphilis from sharing a cigarette wuth a person who had scold sore?

Syphilis: This is extremely unlikely. Anything is possible but this spirochaete is not usually transmitted through inanimate objects, but rather directly from person to person. My advice would be to stop smoking, do not have unprotected sex and check your serology for std"s if you have had this. Happy new year. ...Read more

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If u have oral gonorrhea can u give it to someone by sharing a cigarette or drink with them?

Gonorrhea: This is incredibly improbable if not impossible. Now if you are having sex with them while they are smoking or drinking with you, then it would be more likely. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea or clymidia from drinking after someone who has it or sharing a cigarette?

Highly unlikely: You are very unlikely to acquire STDs from sharing glassware or cigarettes, but if you are concerned about transmissible diseases in general, these are not good practices. ...Read more

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Is a tooth infection contagious through sharing a cigarette or a kiss?

Is a tooth infection contagious through sharing a cigarette or a kiss?

Effectively No: The mouth is not sterile and already contains all the bacteria needed for tooth decay. Careful tooth brushing after meals will help preven cavities. A kiss will not significantly increase the chance of tooth decay (thank goodness)! If you're sharing cigarettes or smoking on your own it will lead to far bigger problems than tooth decay. Ask about a program to stop. ...Read more

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I read flu and early HIV symptoms are similar. I had a cold/flu about 2 weeks after sharing a cigarette with a gay man. How can you tell the difference?

I read flu and early HIV symptoms are similar. I had a cold/flu about 2 weeks after sharing a cigarette with a gay man. How can you tell the difference?

Early HIV symptoms: You can't tell difference between influenza (flu) & early HIV symptoms so prevention is best bet. With that said, you can't get HIV by sharing a cigarette so don't sweat it. On the other hand, if you've engaged in other practices (such as unprotected sex) that increase your risk for HIV & other stds, go see your family doc (or planned parenthood or county std clinic) for testing. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a cigarette while having a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2 in mouth and genital areas?

Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a cigarette while having a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2 in mouth and genital areas?

Yes: If the person whose cigarette you are sharing has active lesions then you definitely are at risk. Even if this person doesn't have active lesions he/she might be shedding virus and can be contagious. It is best to not share cigs, or maybe consider quitting. ...Read more

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Can u get herpes frm sharing a cigarette while u have a cut on ur tongue w/ someone who has herpes2 in mouth, genital but don't have any sores rite now?

Can u get herpes frm sharing a cigarette while u have a cut on ur tongue w/ someone who has herpes2 in mouth, genital but don't have any sores rite now?

Yes: The absence of actual sores is no guarantee that the person is not shedding virus. In other words, a person can be contagious even if they don't have actual sores. ...Read more

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If one is prone to cheek/lip biting, what is the possibility of contracting an std (herpes, hpv) through sharing a cigarette with an infected person?

If one is prone to cheek/lip biting, what is the possibility of contracting an std (herpes, hpv) through sharing a cigarette with an infected person?

Zero risk: Nobody ever catches any STDs by sharing cigarettes or other oral exposures. Even kissing is no risk, except for oral herpes due to HSV1 (which isn't considered an STD) -- and even this is uncommon. Sores in your mouth make no difference at all. They call them "sexually transmitted" for good reason. Choose partners wisely and have safe sex -- that's all you need to do to avoid all STDs! ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a drink or cigarette?

Less Likely: If you share a drink or a cigarett with someone who has oral gonorrhea its unlikely (but not impossible) for transmission to occur. As far as I know, no case like this has ever been documented so it would be pretty rare. I'd still be careful about this because there are other infections that do easily transmit in this way such as oral herpes and Mono. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from a needle I was under the understanding that herpes lives in the epidermis and is spread by direct contact. I also thought it was slightly possible to get herpes from sharing something such as a cigarette or a pipe as its indirect

Can you get herpes from a needle I was under the understanding that herpes lives in the epidermis and is spread by direct contact. I also thought it was slightly possible to get herpes from sharing something such as a cigarette or a pipe as its indirect

The: The herpes virus is spread from by direct contact with the virus. This would be via any direct contact with a herpetic lesion, intimate contact with actively infected person, sharing drinking glass, lipstick, cigarette with a person with an active herpes ulcer on the mouth. The virus is not transmitted from a needle prick of an infected person.
What is detected in the blood in persons with previous exposure to herpes is antibodies that are present when someone has been exposed to the virus in the past. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing a cigarrette?

Can you get herpes from sharing a cigarrette?

Its possible: If the other person has a cold sore you could pick up the virus on your mouth or lips. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a ciggarette while you have a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2?

Genital herpes: Herpes 2 is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area, but if the person is shedding virus onto his hand and touches the cigarette and then you put the cigarette in your mouth, it would be possible to transmit the virus to you. Herpes 2 can cause oral infection. ...Read more

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How safe are E Cigarettes?

How safe are E Cigarettes?

We do not know: E cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). They have not been studied carefully so we do not really know how safe they are. I do not recommend that my patients use them. If they are already using them I recommend that they use them only briefly to try and get off regular cigarettes. ...Read more

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R e cigarettes good for you?

R e cigarettes good for you?

Simply NO: Still nicotine, and addictive, even without some of the other carcinogens.
Fda also reports trouble! ...Read more

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Are e cigarettes bad for you?

Are e cigarettes bad for you?

Addiction persists: They are likely not as bad as inhaling burned processed tobacco. However, there are no large clinical trials on which to judge pros ; cons. It would be nearly impossible (; very expensive) to perform double-blind trials of long enough duration to develop any data to reasonably answer such a question. Doctors, like most people, answer based on some knowledge, experience ; beliefs, not certainty. ...Read more