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Smoking Hookah After Rhinoplasty
Yes: Definitely can make things worse. Effects of second hand smoke have been demonstrated. Nicotine is particularly harmful in plastic surgery where we need tissues to heal. Nicotine clamps down on blood vessels and prevents adequate blood flow to healing tissues. Wound complications are higher in patients with smoking exposure ...Read more
I had rhinoplasty last week and I feel the need to smoke hookah, are there any risks I should know about and is it safe?
Ask your surgeon: Smoking itself may not cause any problems but forceful breathing through the nose can cause bleeding in the first few days (about one week) of your operation. Your doctor or his office assistant should be called and notified/ for permission before you smoke. ...Read more
If im in a hookah bar but im not snoking would this change the result of my rhinoplasty through 2nd hand smoke? (Im 3 weeks post op)
Most certainly: It not only sets a bad example for the child, it increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (sids), and respiratory symptoms and illnesses including asthma, atherogenesis and future risk of cardiovascular disease, renal function impairment, and middle ear disease. ...Read more
But, in an hour-long smoking session of hookah, users consume about 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke of a cigarette. The chemical compositions of cigarette smoke and hookah smoke are different, however, as the charcoal in the modern hookah causes the tobacco mixture to be heated to a lower temperature, as opposed to the higher temperature in a cigarette.
En. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hookah. ...Read more
Yes and no: Yes, they are bad for you because you are still taking in nicotine, and because many of the other elements in the vapor (propylene glycol, formaldehyde, unknown flavorings, colorings, additives, preservatives) are of uncertain safety. And no, it is not as bad for you in all probability as combusted tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars and pipes. They are NOT risk free, but probably less risky. ...Read more
These act as: Respiratory irritants.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Smoking anything is NOT good for your health. Depending on what you are smoking in the hookah, tobacco even once weekly causes damage over time, including bronchitis, emphysema, sinus problems, increased colds and other cardiovascular issues. Diabetes brings great cardiovascular risks with it, and increasing those by tobacco smoking is not in your best interest, even only once a week. ...Read more
Toxic: Perhaps it has something to do with inhaling toxic chemicals. ...Read more
Why would you want to either.
There are no indications in a normal person for either of these actions. ...Read more
I don't want to cough after smoking hookah but will I if it's the first time? And any health benefits/risks of doing hookah?
Controversial: It is controversial on whether hookah smoking has health risks. Yet, it seems logical that inhaling any smoke into your lungs can not be good for you! Instead of worrying about coughing just don't smoke it. ...Read more
I know smoking hookah regularly is bad for diabetics but how about occasionally every 2/3 months? Will there be any complications?
Possibly: Nobody can predict the future. Only you can decide how important this activity is to you. Doctors will all encourage you to abstain. We all know heavy smokers that defy the odds and live long lives without consequence and young people who die young of complications. We are unable to predict who these people are. This is your decision to make, not ours ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have been smoking a vaporizer for a while and hookah pens that have no nicotine but are they bad for my health?
Nobody knows: There have been no studies of even short-term use, and nobody knows what is in the oils and their flavorings and what they do. Oil in general ain't great for lungs, and the vehicle used in these vaporizers is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what his does when inhaled either. While it is likely that vaping will not be as bad as smoking tobacco, nobody can say that yet with certainty. ...Read more
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
Is it possible that smoking hookah daily for 2 years between ages 16-18 have stunted my growth? I feel underdeveloped and was a late bloomer.
No it is not: No smoking hookah will not cause stunted growth. ...Read more
Is growing of teen body stunted by smoking hookah/waterpipe everyday? Some tell me that there's a possibility of that. Is it true or just a tail?
Yes, it does: Tobacco effects bone growth, and impairs healing. There is evidence that kids who smoke do not achieve their maximum height as much as siblings who do not start smoking. That is the least of what smoking does - various cancers, esp lung and mouth/throat, bronchitis and emphysema, premature heart disease with heart attack and stroke, and many many other illnesses. Hookahs do not protect from harm. ...Read more
Hello! I was smoking hookah and after a few minutesthat I stopped I fainted and had some convulsions. I rarely smoke and never faint. Any advice? :-)
If I stunted my growth by hookah smoking daily at 16 yo, by how much did I stunt it? I'm thinking of surgery to get taller, I'm 5f8 and my dads 5f10.
Not sure.: The natural history of nicotine dependence in teens study (funded by canadian cancer society) published in 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 study – so I can’t comment on quality of research. Most males stop growing taller by around age 18. I wouldn't look to. ...Read more
Can u refer me to some evidence that say smoking stunt growth please? I used 2 smoke hookah between ages 16-18 and afraid I stunted it, I'm frustrated
Without knowing how tall you are and what your parents' heights are like this is a question that is unanswerable.
I am not sure why you are frustrated. I believe every human in the world knows that smoking is very unhealthy. Even a 16 year old boy. ...Read more
Can smoking hookah/waterpipe/shisha reduce my growth potential if I smoked between ages 16-18 everyday? It was right before my growth spurt and I'm 5'7
Hooka: Yes smoking could have affected your growth. ...Read more
Hookah: A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke tobacco, often flavored. Thought some filtering may be its effect, tobacco still has substances that will damage your lungs. Any smoking is detrimental to your health. ...Read more