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I smoke, am I more susceptible to contracting legionnaires' disease?

I smoke, am I more susceptible to contracting legionnaires' disease?

Yes: Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a bacteria that causes a pneumonia. It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from cooling towers, humidifiers and such. It is not spread person-to-person. It is treated with antibiotics. Avoiding a source is the best way to avoid infection. Risk factors include smoking, older age, diabetes, lung or kidney disease, cancer, or a poor immune system. ...Read more

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What is the disease of the smoke?

What is the disease of the smoke?

Very many: Hi. Smoking maims and kills in a wide variety of ways including (but not limited to): lung cancer, mouth and tongue cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, COPD, heart attack, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, amputation, any many I haven't mentioned. Those all sound so nice, I don't know why EVERYONE doesn't smoke! PLEASE DON'T SMOKE!!! ...Read more

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What to do if I have Crohn's disease can I smoke weed?

What to do if I have Crohn's disease can I smoke weed?

No evidence: There is no evidence that marijuana exacerbates Crohn's disease. However people who smoke marijuana are more likely to smoke nicotine. Nicotine definitely worsens Crohn's disease. So you need to be careful. ...Read more

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About to be 25. Smoked about a pack a day since i was 16. Quitting now. By quitting young will i avoid all smoking related disease?

About to be 25. Smoked about a pack a day since i was 16. Quitting now. By quitting young will i avoid all smoking related disease?

Possibly : First, great that you are quitting. Yes you will decrease the likelihood that you will have lung problems by stopping. However it will never go to zero as you smoked for almost a decade. ...Read more

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If someone smoked 20 cigarettes over a year and then never smokes again would you say they are at risk compared to normal person of smoking diseases?

If someone smoked 20 cigarettes over a year and then never smokes again would you say they are at risk compared to normal person of smoking diseases?

Could be: If you smoked 20 cig (1 pacK in USA) X 1 yr that is 1 pack year. To develope disease an average of 20 pack yrs are required Likely if stoped after 1 yr will be normal within q year if any damage occured. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease, is it bad to smoke weed from a dealer?

I have Crohn's disease, is it bad to smoke weed from a dealer?

Perhaps: There is one study out of israel that showed improvement of symptoms but not remission of the disease in 10/11 patients who used medical marijuana, 2 joints daily for 2 months. This is a very small study and did not achieve the results we use to judge every other medical treatment of crohn's disease: actual healing of the gut lining. Also, "weed" from a dealer is probably not as safe. ...Read more

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Can I still smoke marijuana if I have addisons disease?

Can I still smoke marijuana if I have addisons disease?

I suppose: And you can still shoot heroin too but why would you. ...Read more

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HELP! Someone accidentally blew smoke in to eye will I catch a disease?

HELP! Someone accidentally blew smoke in to eye will I catch a disease?

Not a problem: I know of no disease that will survive in the composition that is smoke. Your eyes will clear out the smoke and you should do well. ...Read more