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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: Repeated exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, is associated with nicotine dependence symptoms in non-smokers. Unfortunately, this often happens to children of parents who smoke around them. Years ago non-smoking nurses and doctors would become addicted to second-hand smoke when patients were permitted to smoke inside hospitals (seems strange to imagine these days). ...Read more
See below: In a bonfire. Honestly, there is no way to make it sate and no one had studied relative safety. ...Read more
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