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Get him to see Dr..: Lifely the best way to handle this is to show your dad medical info. From the web, or hospital, etc., and then have him see a doctor to confirm the info. About this to show him that there are serious long term consequences of cigar smoking, like heart disease and cancer. Let the doctor show him samples of what can happen and give him counseling. He can also get examined to see his status. ...Read more
Sure, but . . . : In order to be addicted (that is, dependent) on nicotine, people need to show a problematic pattern of substance use, which leads to impairment or distress. Very infrequent use of cigars, while risky, could be done without developing tolerance or withdrawal symptoms, hallmarks of addictions. Unfortunately, cigar smokers often begin celebrating more often and become addicted, risking their health. ...Read more
Minimal: Smoke related damage to the lungs is cumulative over time. 4 years of tobacco smoking is quite minimal unless you have a positive family history of lung disease or a genetic predisposition to developing lung disease. Short term effects of smoking include lack of taste, lack of smell, discoloration of the teeth, lack of libido. Longterm effects are greater including cancer, heart attack & stroke. ...Read more
I only smoke cigars socially like 4-6 cigars a month. Will nicotine and cotinine be in my system 4 days after last cigars?
Likely: Cotinine may stay detectable for 4-10 days after last use. Consult this site for drug elimination times. http://www.ipassedmydrugtest.com/drug_detection_times.asp ...Read more
Tips and tricks to stop smoking. I don't smoke cigarettes, but I do smoke cigars occasionally and ecigs. Any helpful ideas I can do to stop all toget?
Yes: Be honest with yourself, WHY do you want to quit or are you doing it to please others? Figure out your triggers and work on them. If you have a lot of issues seek counseling. Make a list of 30 benefits if U quit & just as many things that will be bad for you. You are intelligent you know all these things ...Read more
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