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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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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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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 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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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

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Can I smoke cigarettes with spilled ketchup on them?

Can I smoke cigarettes with spilled ketchup on them?

Yes but why?: This is a good chance to stop smoking altogether. There is no extra risk if you douse your cigarette with condiments and the cigarette companies saturate the leaves with pleasant smelling additives to encourage the habit. ...Read more

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What should I do if my teen has started to smoke cigarettes?

What should I do if my teen has started to smoke cigarettes?

Teen smoking: Teen smoking is the gateway to other drugs/alcohol. Talk with her to discuss the pros and cons of smoking cigarette, and how to quit. Changing behavior is not easy, but is certainly doable. ...Read more

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