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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more


Dr. Arabinda Behura
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I've been smoking meth every single day since.June of 2005. It makes me feel sick now...When i try to stop it i get even more sick. How do I quit?

I've been smoking meth every single day since.June of 2005. It makes me feel sick now...When i try to stop it i get even more sick. How do I quit?

Detox center: A drug rehabilitation center a very safe and smart place to detox when discontinuing methamphetamine use. Ask your physician regarding local detox center. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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How long does smoking meth stay in system?

How long does smoking meth stay in system?

Depends: Some studies have shown meth in urine up to 9 days after the patient stops using it. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Real bad headach after smoking meth?

Real bad headach after smoking meth?

Crystal meth?: I assume you are referring to crystal meth with is a powerful stimulant. This drug can rapidly raise your blood pressure and cause a bleed in your brain, which could be very serious and even life threatening. Get to the er if your headache does not stop immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Is smoking meth near my children, bad for his health?

Is smoking meth near my children, bad for his health?

Yes: The airborne toxins emitted anywhere near a kid will increase his/her infection rate, crib death in infants, risk of developmental delay as he/she grows. The worst thing will be to grow up believing it is normal behavior. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Forster
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Can a history of smoking meth cause long term damage after you quit?

Can a history of smoking meth cause long term damage after you quit?

Yes: Long term methamphetamine use is associated with significant abnormalities on brain scans, cognitive problems and paranoia, all of which may persist. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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I'm 10wkspregnant I have been using ice(meth)a year I use of morning and not everyday smoking I have read not to stopcan harmbubs can I stop myself??

Meth in pregnancy: it largely depends on how much how much you have been smoking and what kind of reaction you have when you do not smoke. If you do not have withdrawal symptoms you may be able to stop on your own but I would suggest finding an Addictionologist in your area who can provide some group or individual therapy. The most important factor for your child is the desire to quit. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Olson
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Is it hard to overdose smoking crystal meth ?

Is it hard to overdose smoking crystal meth ?

No: It is easy to overdose on crystal meth. It is better to never use it in the first place! ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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What should I exspect when i've quite smoking crystal meth 'as knowen as jib' ?

What should I exspect when i've quite smoking crystal meth 'as knowen as jib' ?

Healthy longer life: Jib is just one slang term for crystal methamphetamine, and isn't any different than any other "brand" of this awful drug. What you should expect is relapse, unless you get involved in some form of support system. It is a difficult drug to quit, and congratulations on making the decision. There is no "withdrawal" syndrome, though fatigue and increased appetite and sleep may occur, lasting < 1 week. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Could i develop a mental illness after smoking clear meth for 3 years, doing it basically every day?

Yes it can: of course it can the simplest mental illness it dependency on the meth that is a problem by itself second a lot of meth users are self treating a medical mental problem they have a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem and help you get off the meth ...Read more

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Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ...Read more


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