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Smoking (Overview)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of every 10 adult deaths.


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Should i continue smoking one cigarette a day?

Should i continue smoking one cigarette a day?

Your question is: akin to asking "should I eat a little bit of rat poison each day?" ...Read more

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Smoking (Overview)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of every 10 adult deaths.


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I haven't smoked in years I plan on smoking again in about 2 weeks just once for the feeling. How long will it for my system to get clean?

I haven't smoked in years I plan on smoking again in about 2 weeks just once for the feeling. How long will it for my system to get clean?

Do not do it!!: One of the biggest problems with stopping smoking is that sometimes people get overconfident and think they can just smoke one again, "for the feeling" or for some other reason. Don't do it. The risks of falling back into the habit/addiction are too great. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Commit to quitting -- tell friends and family to stay accountable
Once
Pick a date to stop and write it down
Once
Explore quitting aids like the patch, gum, and prescription drugs
Once
Seek support -- quitting can be hard
Once
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Is there some good from smoking like providing warmth during winter?

Is there some good from smoking like providing warmth during winter?

None!: There is absolutely nothing "good" about smoking. It has been implicated in most of the most serious heart and lung diseases (coronary artery disease, asthma, emphysema), as well as cancers in multiple organ systems. And it can sicken other people who breathe in the "secondhand" smoke. If you're cold in winter, use a blanket or turn up the heat, but don't make any excuses for smoking! ...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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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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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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I am getting black day by day . is this reaction of smoking or something else . suggest me something.

I am getting black day by day . is this reaction of smoking or something else . suggest me something.

Extra skin pigment: If your skin is getting darker then it could be a sign of something serious like Addison's disease. Please see a doctor for blood tests and exam as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking to the body?

What are the effects of smoking to the body?

See below: Smoking anything exposes you to lung disease, cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other issues. ...Read more

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