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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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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 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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Tobacco smoke depletes ozone?

Smoke and ozone.: More importantly, smoking depletes your health.

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Does smoke from marijuana vaporizers contain carcinogens?

Does smoke from marijuana vaporizers contain carcinogens?

Yes but not problem: Yes but does not cause increase in cancer, even smoked heavily in joints chronically. ...Read more

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Is dipping worse than smoking cigarettes?

Is dipping worse than smoking cigarettes?

Yup & yes both bad: Both cause nicotine addiction. Both cause cancer. Both are yukky. Smoking is worse for the lungs, dipping is worse for the gums, teeth, and breath. Spitting brown soupy saliva tinged with tobacco is socially disgusting. ...Read more

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How much secondhand smoke equals one cigarette?

How much secondhand smoke equals one cigarette?

Great question: I don't know exact amount. Like to hear other physicians closer to the research, but why any toxin to our pretty bad postindustrial environment? ...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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Smoking cigarettes with vtach?

Smoking cigarettes with vtach?

Bad idea: Any time you have had ventricular tachycardia (vtach), you need to take care of your heart. Speak with your cardiologist about what medication they want to give you to prevent this again but anything that stresses your heart, can lead to problems. Smoking decreases oxygenation, caffeine causes too much stimulation so have a better lifestyle will be key. ...Read more

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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

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Are electronic cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes?

Are electronic cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes?

Probably - Addictive: Yes, they are promoted as safer because of lack of many oxidation byproducts produced by burning tobacco ; this is true. They supply nicotine to keep the addition going but the industry has not performed any clinical trials to evaluate the pros ; cons. Thus the conclusion, through presumably reasonable, is presumptive, not tested, without known reliability ; largely exempted by dshea act 1994. ...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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Could hookah vape pens contain tobacco/nicotine?

Could hookah vape pens contain tobacco/nicotine?

Not tobacco: But the cartridges contain a liquid form of nicotine that is vaporized by the device. It can be dangerous if ingested, particularly by children. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

YES THEY DO KILL: Of the 2 million or so deaths that occur each year in the us, it is estimated that about 480, 000 of them are directly connected to cigarettes, and about 5 million deaths worldwide. Of similar importance, there are at least 16 million people in the us who have smoking related diseases. Lung and head and neck cancer, other cancers, heart attack, stroke, bronchitis, emphysema only some of them. ...Read more