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Doctor insights on: Smoking Cigarette While On Levaquin

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Does smoking effect levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Does smoking effect levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Indirectly: Smoking affects the respiratory tract: inflammation, paralysis of hair-cells that help sweep mucus, etc out of the lungs. So smoking counters/slows the efforts of any antibiotic you're taking for respiratory infection. Like taking a poison & its antidote at the same time. ...Read more

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Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?

Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?

Smoking: Hookah is like smoking and you can die from smoking it as you would from cigarettes. E cigarettes have less of the toxins but still have undisclosed chemicals that may be harmful, so not a 100%. How about nicorette (nicotine gum) gum? ...Read more

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It's okay to use my e-cigarettes in places where smoking is banned right?

It's okay to use my e-cigarettes in places where smoking is banned right?

Not necessarily: There have already been a number of places where e-cigs have been banned. They produce a vapor, and nobody really knows what is in it. The companies say it is just water vapor. But the propellant (propylene glycol) and oils, flavorings, additives, preservatives in them is not even known with certainty (trade secrets), let alone what they do to us short-term or long-term. Check your city clerk. ...Read more

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Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

YES -- ABSOLUTELY: To quit smoking via VAPING you start by using whatever vaping liquid gets you to quit smoking completely, then, over time, switch away from tobacco flavored liquids to non-tobacco flavored liquids (very few experienced vapors use tobacco flavors) then switch to FLAVORLESS liquids (FLAVOR=RISK) containing only Glycerin and nicotine, and then taper-down the nicotine. Vaping glycerin only is safe. ...Read more

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I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative?

I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative?

Smoking addicted: 52 F: I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative? ANS: as a former smoker I understand the difficulty. But the heath benefits are very clear. Discuss with your Dr. And ask to be referred for help. Keep trying you can do it! ...Read more

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Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

YES THEY DO KILL: Of the 2 million or so deaths that occur each year in the us, it is estimated that about 480, 000 of them are directly connected to cigarettes, and about 5 million deaths worldwide. Of similar importance, there are at least 16 million people in the us who have smoking related diseases. Lung and head and neck cancer, other cancers, heart attack, stroke, bronchitis, emphysema only some of them. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars safer than cigarettes?

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No: Both have nicotine, both cause COPD and lung cancer as well as a host of other issues including higher risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Is pipe smoking as dangerous as cigarettes?

Is pipe smoking as dangerous as cigarettes?

Yes: In different ways than cigarette smoking. Cigarettes can cause oral, pharyngeal or lung cancer, since the smoke is inhaled into the lungs. Pipe smokers typically don't inhale into the lungs, just the mouth, so they are at risk for oral cancer. Any tobacco product puts the user at increased risk for cancer. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking cigarettes?

What are the effects of smoking cigarettes?

Lots of bad effects: Smoking affects multiple system, and can cause copd, different cancerslike lungs, oral vavity, ubladder, prone to heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to smoking cigarettes?

Zsmoking: Absolutely none to your health and well being. Yes for the person who sells them to you. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes affect the way you look?

Can smoking cigarettes affect the way you look?

Yes it can: Yes it can
1 can age your appearance
2affect your skin in form of wrinkles
3it uses up vitc that is needed for healthy skin.
4lines, wrinkles, sunken cheeks and somewhat pigmented appearance
5discoloration of teeth&causes gum disease and may cause loss of teeth and affect your smile and appearance and breath
6discoloration of nails by smoking
7odor of smoke on the clothes and breath
8copd effects. ...Read more

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How do you compare smoking cigarettes too hooca?

Tobacco is Tobacco: Experts suggest that there is no difference between smoking tobacco through a hookah or through a cigarette. Both are detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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Are vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Are vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Presumably...: We presume that vapor cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes but we technically don't know the safety of the vapor so we can't yet truly be sure. ...Read more

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Honestly, is smoking weed better then cigarettes?

Honestly, is smoking weed better then cigarettes?

No: Both are respiratory irritants. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

Many: 1respiratory problems like copd, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath
2lung cancer
3coronary artery disease leading to angina and heart attack
4blockage of arteries causing peripheral vascular disease in legs and stroke
5abdominal aortin aneurysm
6cancers like bladder, cervix, esophagus, oral cavity, pancreas, pharynx, stomach, leukemia
7infertility, sids, preterm babies
8osteoporisis
9dental&gum disease
10skin. ...Read more

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Which is more addicting: cigarettes or pipe smoking?

Which is more addicting: cigarettes or pipe smoking?

See below: Don't know. Don't care. Both are addictive and harmful and the studies to compare the relative risk will not be done because they are not ethical or important. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of smoking cigarettes?

See below: To the smoker none, but lots of people get financial benefits from selling them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the point of smoking cigarettes?

Can you tell me about the point of smoking cigarettes?

Good question: But what is the point of using any mood-altering drug. Altering mood, obviously. People initiate smoking because its "cool, " hip and with-it, and sometimes to be oppositional to parents and fit in with the crowed. However, people keep smoking because they are addicted to nicotine, which is both a CNS stimulant and a muscle relaxant and helps concentration. Withdrawal causes irritability etc. ...Read more

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How is it that smoking cigarettes isn't a disease also?

How is it that smoking cigarettes isn't a disease also?

It's medical problem: Tobacco dependence is considered a medical condition or 'diagnosis'. Just like dependence on alcohol, or even prescription drugs, it is very much a medical problem. In fact, tobacco use is the number one preventable medical problem in the U.S. The number of medical conditions that are the result of smoking is very large. Common is heart and lung disease, but also infertility and erectile problems! ...Read more

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What is concerning smoking cigarettes and their effects?

Nothing Good: There are no known health benefits of smoking tobacco products & smoking anything else is debateable except that there is some evidence that smoking pot does decrease the side-effects of some anti-cancer treatments. Smoking tobacco causes a wide range of problems from copd, emphysema, oral cancer, to lung cancer & heart diseases. ...Read more

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What are the results of smoking cigarettes for seven years?

Depends: Most often its a lifelong addiction, but if you put your mind to it, you can stop before you have really had a chance to do some serious, irreversible damage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are benefits for smoking cigarettes?

Can you tell me if there are benefits for smoking cigarettes?

Only in peoples mind: There is no safe level of tobacco. Smoking is linked to such a long list of medical problems - the space here is too short. However, it has a powerful effect on how people think, because that cigarette wants you to keep smoking. People will feel more calm, more awake, less anxious, less sad. Mostly because if you don't smoke, you will feel worse. So the benefits are only perceived, not real. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions to quit/reduce smoking cigarettes?

Can you give me suggestions to quit/reduce smoking cigarettes?

Use patches, program: Some individuals succeed with cold-turkey stopping, and a few can taper themselves off tobacco, but such efforts lead to fewer than 5% succeeding. Use of nicotine patches increases quit rate to 15% or so, and adding nicotine lozenges for break-thru craving can increase that a bit. A formal smoking cessation program increases results 10%. Best results are with zyban (bupropion) and chantix, plus a program -40%. ...Read more

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Can you lose a large amount of weight from smoking cigarettes?

Can you lose a large amount of weight from smoking cigarettes?

Doubt it: Never studied. Some people gain weight when they stop smoking. The reasons for this are unclear. They may be eating more or their metabolism may have slowed. However, there is no evidence that beginning smoking in current non smokers has an opposite effect and the health consequences are horrible. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed around a child cause problems like cigarettes?

Does smoking weed around a child cause problems like cigarettes?

Yes: I agree with everything dr snead said. But why are you using drugs in front of your children? It's bad enough you use drugs, but modeling this behavior for them to mimic will encourage their subsequent drug use. Please think about your parental responsibilities, and put this adolescent drug behavior behind you. If you can't, please seek drug/alcohol rehab help. Do it for your kids! ...Read more

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What long and short term effects of smoking cigarettes are there?

What long and short term effects of smoking cigarettes are there?

count the ways: Nicotine paralizes cilia in lung causes more serious infections, cough, gross phlegm. Co weakens you and has the same effect as anemia. The smoke destroys the lung leading to emphesema. Your skin gets coarse and premature aging. Teeth/fingers get yellow. You smell gross. Oh yes, cancer of lungs, mouth, stomach and other organs. Also, anxiety, depression. But it might look cool. ...Read more