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Doctor insights on: Smoking Cigarettes Vs E Cigs

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Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars safer than cigarettes?

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Is smoking cigars safer than cigarettes?

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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E-cigs vs. Regular cigarettes, which is better?

E-cigs vs. Regular cigarettes, which is better?

Hard to say: To me it's like saying 'should i shoot myself in the head with a 22 pistol or a 45?' i wouldn't recommend either, but statistically the 22 is less likely to kill you and cause brain damage. Nobody really knows the long-term health impact of e-cigs, because it hasn't been studied. It contains propylene glycol, oils, flavorings and additives, in addition to nicotine, and we don't really know effects. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes?

Are electronic cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes?

Probably - Addictive: Yes, they are promoted as safer because of lack of many oxidation byproducts produced by burning tobacco ; this is true. They supply nicotine to keep the addition going but the industry has not performed any clinical trials to evaluate the pros ; cons. Thus the conclusion, through presumably reasonable, is presumptive, not tested, without known reliability ; largely exempted by dshea act 1994. ...Read more

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Is dipping worse than smoking cigarettes?

Is dipping worse than smoking cigarettes?

Yup & yes both bad: Both cause nicotine addiction. Both cause cancer. Both are yukky. Smoking is worse for the lungs, dipping is worse for the gums, teeth, and breath. Spitting brown soupy saliva tinged with tobacco is socially disgusting. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes without tobacco or nicotine safe?

Are electronic cigarettes without tobacco or nicotine safe?

Safer versus Safe: I think that they are safer than regular cigarettes although nicotine vapor may cause its own health issues. There urgently needs to be more studies on this as I have seen people using these devices everywhere! ...Read more

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Are e cigarettes safer than cigarettes? No by product from burning tobacco right?

Are e cigarettes safer than cigarettes? No by product from burning tobacco right?

Quit while you are: ahead. e cigarettes have not been around long enough to know for sure. You would do your health a favor by not using tobacco or tobacco products in any form. ...Read more

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Is marijuana safer than tobacco smoke?

Is marijuana safer than tobacco smoke?

Depends: Any form of smoking may produce benzene derivatives, which are cacerogens. However, there are studies which estimate that cannabis smokers have less incidence of lung cancer than both cigarette smokers and non-smokers. My advice would be not to smoke, period. If you use cannabis as a legal treatment, there are other formulations available besides smoking; sativex, marinol, etc. ...Read more

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Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

About equal: Depends on whether you inhale the smoke. Pipe tobacco has more tar, but fewer people inhale it, while cigar tobacco has less tar, but is more commonly inhaled. Both are associated with high rates of cancer of the mouth, lips, tongue and throat, but slightly lower rates of heart attack than cigarette smoking, and way less emphysema and bronchitis in those who do not inhale the smoke. ...Read more

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Which is worse: cigarrete smoking or pipe smoking?

Which is worse: cigarrete smoking or pipe smoking?

Smoking Cessation: #1 both increase the risk of oral cancer. Cigarettes, when inhaled, increase lung cancer risk. #2. Nicotine anonymous #3 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #2. ...Read more

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Smoking cigarettes with vtach?

Smoking cigarettes with vtach?

Bad idea: Any time you have had ventricular tachycardia (vtach), you need to take care of your heart. Speak with your cardiologist about what medication they want to give you to prevent this again but anything that stresses your heart, can lead to problems. Smoking decreases oxygenation, caffeine causes too much stimulation so have a better lifestyle will be key. ...Read more

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Is pipe tobacco safer than cigarettes?

Is pipe tobacco safer than cigarettes?

Yes: I respect you, i respect truth, and i know that you want to stop using all tobacco. This being said, if you cannot quit smoking cigs, and medication and a good stop-smoking program did not help, you are far less likely to ruin your health (lung cancer, emphysema) smoking a pipe. Smokeless tobacco is addictive like pipe and cigs but the cancer rate is far less (but still real). Please do try 2 quit. ...Read more

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Is shisha tobacco worse or better than cigarette smoking?

Is shisha tobacco worse or better than cigarette smoking?

It just as bad: People think because there is less tobacco or it's smoked through water it's filtered but that doesn't make it less strong. First of all you are smoking longer with a water pipe and with that said you are getting up to 200 more times tobacco at one smoking. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as tobacco smoke?

Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as  tobacco smoke?

Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read more

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Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins. ...Read more

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Is smoking a cigar worse than smoking a cigarette?

Is smoking a cigar worse than smoking a cigarette?

Not worse but as bad: Cigar smoke is just as toxic as cigarette smoke. Comparative toxicity is related to quantity smoked, but some cigars contain as much tobacco as a whole pack of cigarettes! while cigar smoke is not deeply inhaled and thus may be less toxic to lungs, cigar smoking causes increased risk of cancer of the lip, tongue, mouth, throat & larynx. See www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/cigars. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars addictive?

Is smoking cigars addictive?

Yes: the smoking ritual itself, whether cigarettes, pipes or tobacco produces a psychological dependency, and the nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth even in those who don't inhale. In addition, it is highly associated with head and neck cancer (mouth, tongue, throat etc), with higher amounts of cancer-causing tars than cigarettes have. ...Read more

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Smoking tobacco is major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. What about vaping marijuana (not tobacco e-cigs), smoking it or edibles have same risk?

Smoking tobacco is major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. What about vaping marijuana (not tobacco e-cigs), smoking it or edibles have same risk?

Probably okay: Nobody has shown these to risky for pancreatic cancer. Any use of nicotine is extremely dangerous as it is horribly addictive. Cannabis may make you goofy but that is your choice. Be aware of the law, whether or not it seems wise. ...Read more