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Smoke Contracting 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Partner exposed to asbestos in 99-00 non smoker exposed to passive smoke though, how often should he get check ups for asbestos related diseases?
I suppose: And you can still shoot heroin too but why would you. ...Read more
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
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