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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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Having trouble with accepting that my height was stunted due to smoking hookah for 2 years between ages 16-18. Is that possible to stunt with smoking?

Probably not: Most boys are almost done growing by age 16. The amount of height that most gain after that is usually small. So, while smoking of any kind is probably the worst, most unhealthy thing you could possibly do, it likely didn't stunt growth - particularly at thet time in your life. ...Read more

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My husband started smoking at the age of 14, quit by 26 (his whole FAM smoke) he's 5'7 and I'm 5'4 what might be my daughters height? Ways to help gro

My husband started smoking at the age of 14, quit by 26 (his whole FAM smoke) he's 5'7 and I'm 5'4 what might be my daughters height?  Ways to help gro

Should grow normally: just normal and usual care should work. Should grow to normal height. To predict the adult height exactly may not be accurate. It is mostly genetic and is near the average heights of mom and dad. ...Read more

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How can a smoking teen stunt his height growth? It's hard to believe how many inconclusive answers there is. So is it true? And if so by how many inch

How can a smoking teen stunt his height growth? It's hard to believe how many inconclusive answers there is. So is it true? And if so by how many inch

not for a teen: Smoking can stunt the growth of a fetus, but typically by the time you are a teenager there are only a few medical reasons why growth may be stunted. If there are no other medical problems, then growth is affected by the height of the mother and father. Regardless, smoking has many deliterous side effects and is definitely bad for your health. Please advise the teen to stop smoking. ...Read more

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How can I regain my height lose due to hookah smoking daily at 16? I'm 21 now and still look like a 16 yo, have pubes. Can i still grow? Some meds?

How can I regain my height lose due to hookah smoking daily at 16? I'm 21 now and still look like a 16 yo, have pubes. Can i still grow? Some meds?

Unlikely: At your age, it is almost impossible if not outright impossible to gain height. You stunted your growth during the last year or two you had available to your body, and now it is too late. I'm glad you have seen the light and stopped smoking hookah, but the window of opportunity passed and now you will have to live with those results. Bulk up muscle with exercise and move on with life. ...Read more

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What is considered heavy usage? I stop quit smoking six days ago, my height is 6'0 and my weight is 190. How long would it take to clear my system.

What is considered heavy usage? I stop quit smoking six days ago, my height is 6'0 and my weight is 190. How long would it take to clear my system.

Here are soem resour: Here are some resources: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/cessation/quitting/ This is the CDC website http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/i-want-to-quit/benefits-of-quitting.html This is the American Lung Association website. This answers your question even better. Here are some highlites: As soon as you quit, your body begins to repair the damage caused by smoking. See the health benefits you'll experience as soon as 20 minutes to 15 years after quitting. 20 Minutes After Quitting: Your heart rate drops to a normal level. 12 Hours After Quitting: The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. 2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting: Your risk of having a heart attack begins to drop. Your lung function begins to improve. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed slow height growth?

Not known; unlikely: It is not known/studied about, but i don't believe marijuana use causes any growth problem--possible if woman who is pregnant and smokes her child may be small. But, it causes many other problems, often psychiatric/mental symptoms and some physical symptoms such as dizziness, incoordination, diahrea, sweating etc...The worse is trouble with the law! still illegal to use/carry/sell. So, be good! ...Read more

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Will smoking cigarettes at 14 years old affect a teen's height growth?

Will smoking cigarettes at 14 years old affect a teen's height growth?

Yes: There's lots of other reasons why you shouldn't smoke, for instance the over 4000 chemical compounds created by smoking, many of which are carcinogenic. Also the increased risk of respiratory problems, chronic cough, bad breath, etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if smoking hookah everyday for about 2 years at 16 yo stunt growth? And if so, can I regain my height growth with meds? Like gh?

Can anyone tell me if smoking hookah everyday for about 2 years at 16 yo stunt growth? And if so, can I regain my height growth with meds? Like gh?

Stunted growth: Smoking anything (hookah, cigarettes, weed, etc) can lead to decreased potential in growth from growth plates in your bones. No, there are no medications for regaining height or bone growth, but hormones are only used in extreme circumstances due to the risks involved. Just stop smoking, please. For you sake. ...Read more