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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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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?

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

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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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I am 20 year old female and have been smoking weed from past 7-8 months. I saw there is a fall of 10 kgs in my weight. I am only 39 kg now. Height 5.4'?

UNDERWEIGHT: Your weight is very low for your height which is below 100. You should be at least 12O lbs. Are you going to stop smoking weed? It is not good for you. ...Read more

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Smoked 14-18 im 5 ft 10 father was 6ft3 brothers + younger are all over 6 ft 2, quit smoking over a year how can I retain my height?

See a physician: There is probably no way to retain your height. In fact, you may be only supposed to grow this tall. However, there are some medical conditions that a physician could diagnose. For instance, scoliosis. Sometimes, considering you are a male, you may still be growing. ...Read more

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Use to smoke hookah daily at 16 and stopped at 18.5, my height is 5f8 and dad's 5f9, grow up without mother, can smoking stunted my growth or poor diet?

Use to smoke hookah daily at 16 and stopped at 18.5, my height is 5f8 and dad's 5f9, grow up without mother, can smoking stunted my growth or poor diet?

I don't know?: The natural history of nicotine dependence in teens study (funded by the canadian cancer society) published in the journal annals of epidemiology (17 march 2008) showed that on average, teenage boys who smoked were 2.54 cm shorter than their non-smoking counterparts. I have not reviewed this study – so I can not comment on the quality of the research. ...Read more

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Is there people not affected by smoking weed? I mean they smoke it but nothing happen they feel really normal and not hight

Is there people not affected by smoking weed? I mean they smoke it but nothing happen they feel really normal and not hight

That may be: Possible -especially depending on the cannabis species smoked, the part of the plant that is used and the amount. ...Read more

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Why doesn't the government do more about children smoking?

Why doesn't the government do more about children smoking?

Wrong forum: Many things in a society are left to individuals to decide. That's called liberty. With this gift there are abuses. If a doctor knows a child is allowed to smoke by their parents then she must consider if child abuse is present. If so then there is governmental protocol for helping the child. But what about an 18 yr old smoker? Parents smoking? We can't legislate common sense. ...Read more

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So I can't get any thing from smoking a cig after someone?

So I can't get any thing from smoking a cig after someone?

Odds are tiny, BUT: There are things you can get if the cigarette has enough of the smoker's saliva on it. For one thing, oral herpesvirus infections, which can cause everything from cold sores to encephalitis, can be spread in this way. If you have oral ulcers or mouth sores, it would even be possible, but highly unlikely, to pick up hepatitis B, and even more unlikely to pick up HIV or hep C. ...Read more

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Didn't get high smoking pot for the first time, why is that?

Didn't get high smoking pot for the first time, why is that?

People have variable: Responses to cannabis. The type of plant and the part of the plant that is used also can impact the result. ...Read more

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I don't think i'll try acid but I want to try smoking since people say its so much fun. Any suggestions?

I don't think i'll try acid but I want to try smoking since people say its so much fun. Any suggestions?

Before you smoke: Think about other really fun things like bad breath, stained teeth, chronic obstructive airway infections, lung cancer, lung surgery, chemotherapy, nicotine addiction ; death. ...Read more

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I don't smoke but I'm curious about weed smoking because people argue about it when I tell them any kind of smoke is bad! Is weed bad?

I don't smoke but I'm curious about weed smoking because people argue about it when I tell them any kind of smoke is bad! Is weed bad?

Bad and maybe good: Unfortunately most info on 'weed' is generated by government funded research. If the researchers find positive aspects they say they won't report them due to the threat of not being funded the next time. Until weed is legal we won't know the real story. Many cultures claim it as a sacred healing herb. The us pharmacopeia, pre-1950's, included it as a treatment for a variety of illnesses. ...Read more

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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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Really a few hours not days I don't plan on smoking again but my wife smokes around me will that affect my on test I will take a test in 14 days?

Really a few hours not days I don't plan on smoking again but my wife smokes around me will that affect my on test I will take a test in 14 days?

Smoke what Few Hours: Hello. What were you smoking for a few hours? Was this marijuana? If your wife smokes this, it will not show up in your personal test. Is this test a urine test? Unfortunately, even if you smoked marijuana for a few hours and not days, your test will show some low level of THC. ...Read more

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Why is alcoholism considered a disease, but smoking isn't?

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Why is alcoholism considered a disease, but smoking isn't?

Alcohol/Smoking: A disease by definition is an abnormal condition with signs & symptoms, causing distress & dysfunction & social problems & even death. Since both alcoholism & smoking fit that picture, I see no reason not to classify both as diseases, such as alcoholism & nicotine addiction. ...Read more

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Can't sleep do smoking have something to do with it?

Can't sleep do smoking have something to do with it?

Yes: The nicotene you inhale from smoking cirgarettes can be stimulating and keep you awake. Stop smoking! There is no good that comes from smoking! ...Read more

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Why don't restaurants have smoking sections anymore?

Why don't restaurants have smoking sections anymore?

Smoking is bad.: Second hand smoke is dangerous to those exposed. In light of this, some restaurants have prohibited smoking altogether. Smoke from the smoking sections can of course waft to other parts of the restaurant. ...Read more

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What's a good jacket for smoking (as in, one that won't have the smoky smell cling to it)?

What's a good jacket for smoking (as in, one that won't have the smoky smell cling to it)?

Smoking jacket?: A jacket that doesn't smell like cigarettes is the one that is worn by someone who doesn't smoke. ;) ...Read more

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Iv suddenly developed a dislike to smoking I can't stand the smell or taste but I'm s smoker?

Great: You're on your way to smoke cessation. Keep hating smoke, smoke smell, smoking, stinkiness! ! ...Read more

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Help me please! I'm quiting smoking for my resolution is there any way I can make sure I don't start back up?

Help me please! I'm quiting smoking for my resolution is there any way I can make sure I don't start back up?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more