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How bad is Smoking ?

How bad is Smoking ?

Very dangerous.: There's nothing good about cigarette smoking. There are about 42 carcinogens in cigarettes,,along with various toxins. Cancer, heart disease, lung disease. Very bad habit to pick up. ...Read more

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Is smoking really bad?

Is smoking really bad?

Smoking is bad.: It causes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and lung cancer, besides possibility of mouth and esophageal cancer. It contributes to poor healing, foul odor, osteoporosis etc. ...Read more

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How do I quiet smoking?

How do I quiet smoking?

Ways to quit: Smoking is a very difficult habit and addiction to quit. Average number of tries is seven. Use a nicotine patch or puffer instead of cigarettes, but wean to using the patch or puffer exclusively, then wean the patch or puffers. Medications may be helpful as well, but some of these have side effects. Get support from friends and family and contact the american lung assoc. For a quitting packet. ...Read more

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Want to give up smoking?

Want to give up smoking?

Good idea: Set a stop date and find a support group..Ask your family doc about pharmacological assistance if necessary. This is a very good decision on your part. ...Read more

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How can I quite smoking?

How can I quite smoking?

Wean Gradually: Smoking is a very difficult habit to quit! Start with weaning your cigarettes down, when you have a craving substitute a 10 minute walk for the smoke. Set a quit date in the future, and try using social media to announce to your friends your quit date. If you have a significant component of anxiety ( many smokers do) then an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) may help. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I quite smoking?

How can I quite smoking?

Set a quit date and: Deal with it in many ways. Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers) are effective and safe, zyban (bupropion) is also effective but has side effects and needs a doctors prescription and monitoring. Chantix (varenicline) has had the best success (almost 40% quit rates) but can increase depression and some heart problems. Behavioral programs, & cold turkey work for some. ...Read more

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How dangerous is smoking?

How dangerous is smoking?

Very dangerous.: There's nothing good about cigarette smoking. There are about 42 carcinogens in cigarettes,,along with various toxins. Cancer, heart disease, lung disease. Very bad habit to pick up. ...Read more

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Does smoking lead to nec?

Does smoking lead to nec?

??: Smoking causes iugr. Iugr indirectly may be associated with GI issues. ...Read more

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How can I give up smoking?

How can I give up smoking?

Discuss c Pharmacy: There are patches, gums and electronic cigarrettes available. Ask the phatmacist if you require a prescription. Chatntix is probably the best in the market, but req prescription, very effctive but expensive and c possible side effcts. You need the motivation. Some pts do it cold turkey with success. Choose a significant date for you. Go to http://www.Cancer.Org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoq. ...Read more

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Smoking for 7years effects?

Smoking for 7years effects?

Let me help you: Please follow this link to find out. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/#overview. ...Read more

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How smoking affects my body?

Lungs/blood vessels: Right away the use of tobacco lowers you ability to fight lung infections. This bad effect takes about 4-6 weeks to wear off. With years of smoking, blood vessels are thickened and narrowed and blood can't flow easily through them to places like the feet, the heart, the brain, and the penis. Without adequate blood flow these organs don't work well - heart attacks, strokes, and impotence result. ...Read more

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Can you recover from smoking?

One can quit smoking: A person can recover from a smoking addiction. It takes a strong commitment, a healthy attitude towards life, support from friends and family (staying away from others who are smoking), and close follow-up with one's primary care doctor (who can help with temporary medications and nicotine patches, if needed). ...Read more

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Will smoking worsen my lupis?

Yes: Smoking affects many body systems, including the immune system. It decreases the body's responses to various situations and reduces blood flow and thereby decreases nutrient and oxygenation to tissues. ...Read more

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Is smoking hookah bad for you?

Is smoking hookah bad for you?

Hookah: A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke tobacco, often flavored. Thought some filtering may be its effect, tobacco still has substances that will damage your lungs. Any smoking is detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect my height?

Does smoking affect my height?

No effect on height: Smoking does not affect one's height. Studies have found that smokers on average tend to be a slightly thinner than non-smokers, but there is no difference in height. ...Read more

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Is ED from smoking reversible?

Help but ...: Smoking has its far-reaching negative effects onto almost all parts of our body. ED is a process of lifelong making resulting from constant accumulation of aging and lifestyle. You would not see an instant help to ED from quitting smoking, but may help to a degree. Still, remember: Low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is the foundation of healthcare and ED... ...Read more

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Is smoking hookah bad for you?

Is smoking hookah bad for you?

Yes: Lot of studies indicate smoking associates with many cancers, like lung cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, etc. Smoking also associates with cardiovascular diseases. You should quit smoking. ...Read more

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What is the smoking dangerous ?

What is the smoking dangerous ?

Very dangerous.: There's nothing good about cigarette smoking. There are about 42 carcinogens in cigarettes, along with various toxins among the more than 4000 ingredients in a cigarette, believe it or not. Cancer, heart disease, lung disease. Very bad habit to pick up. ...Read more

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