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Smoking Affect Height
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
Proof for smoking stunted growth at a young age? Used to smoke the hookah daily at 15 and quit at 18, did i stunt my height and overall body growth?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there people not affected by smoking weed? I mean they smoke it but nothing happen they feel really normal and not hight
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
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
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 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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