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Doctor insights on: Smoking Vs Second Hand Smoke

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Is smoking from second hand smoke addictive?

Is smoking from second hand smoke addictive?

No.: You can get disgusted but not addicted to second hand smoke because you get no nicotine rush with it. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

Risks less but there: While the odds are less, secondhand smoke has been linked to the development of emphysema and heart disease, just like smoking. So not as intensely risky as smoking, but still risky. People who live with smokers do need to be careful and mind their own health. ...Read more

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Is second hand smoke harmful?

Is second hand smoke harmful?

Yes : This has been shown in many studies and thus it is important to avoid exposure to second hand smoke. ...Read more

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Is cancer possible from second hand smoke?

Is cancer possible from second hand smoke?

Yes: If you inhale enough , the answer is yes even though the risk far lower than first-hand smoke exposure. ...Read more

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Does second hand smoke affect copd?

Does second hand smoke affect copd?

Yes: Another short answer to your question is that most authorities believe that it does. There is controversy. ...Read more

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Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?

Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?

Yes: Cigarette smoke carries lots of carcinogens and is toxic to smokers and non smokers alike, regardless of who "owns" it. Don't smoke and stay away from places where people do. ...Read more

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How bad is second hand smoke compared to a smoker's intake?

How bad is second hand smoke compared to a smoker's intake?

Just as bad: Second hand smoke has been proved to be a risk factor for lung cancer and other lung diseases. The risk increases linearly with exposure. When parents smoke, their exposed children are at an increased risk for asthma, respiratory infections, and otitis media (ear infections). ...Read more

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What's a bigger health risk, pollution or second hand smoke?

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What's a bigger health risk, pollution or second hand smoke?

Either can be bad: For any exposure to a health hazard the amount and duration have to be considered along with the individual's health status. The term "second hand smoke" is thrown around a lot but it doesn't have any specific meaning. The important thing to remember is that you want to avoid toxins as best you can and keep your body healthy so that it can deal with what you are are exposed to. ...Read more

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Is inhaling second hand smoke bad while on warfrin?

Is inhaling second hand smoke bad while on warfrin?

It is bad regardless: Second hand smoke is bad for you anyway. Disease in relation to first hand or second hand smoke is well proven especially with lung cancer and it is dose dependent. I have not come across enough research to link the two together. I recommend you stay away from second hand smoke regardless. ...Read more

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How harmful is second hand smoking?

How harmful is second hand smoking?

A White Lie We Tell: "Second Hand Smoke" is a White Lie we tell patients to get them to quit. There are lots of reasons to quit smoking but secondhand smoke is not one of them. The expression "second-hand smoke" is used all the time by public health officials and physicians yet there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support it's existence. It's logical to conclude but not proven in any study. ...Read more

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Thc second hand smoke harm babies?

Thc second hand smoke harm babies?

Two issues: This smoke has the same effect in increasing frequency of respiratory & ear infections (2-3x) as cigarette smoke. There is also some conflicting data suggesting contribution to learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Could asthma come from second hand smoke exposure?

Could asthma come from second hand smoke exposure?

Possibly.. : There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc. ...Read more

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Which is worse exposure to second hand cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exhaust?

Which is worse exposure to second hand cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exhaust?

Nothing to choose: Both are bad in different ways. Tobacco smoke predisposes to heart attacks, aggravates respiratory problems and may marginally increase the risk of cancers. Auto exhaust causes respiratory damage, carbon monoxide poisoning and depending on the type of exhaust may increase the risk of cancers. ...Read more

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Does second hand smoke from a VAPER Pen harm people around you?

Does second hand smoke from a VAPER Pen harm people around you?

Hard to Say: I know of no research indicating either the safety or the dangers of Second-Hand Smoke from E-Cigs. At the very least consider the courtesy of inflicting your vapors on others. ...Read more

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What is worse: scotch guard fumes or second hand smoke?

What is worse: scotch guard fumes or second hand smoke?

Scotch guard vs smok: Realatively speaking it depends on length of exposure. Smoke as many more known carcinogens. Scotchgard has less data Related to inhalation as it is inhaled much less frequently than tobacco. However, there is a chance for a chemical pneumonitis are long irritation from Scott's car. Unless someone has long-term exposure, I would think the tobacco smoke is more of the culprit. ...Read more

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Might i get lung cancer from second or thirdhand smoke?

Might i get lung cancer from second or thirdhand smoke?

Not likely: The evidence is not clear for second hand smoke, let alone third hand smoke. If you would like to avoid smoking related lung cancer, don't smoke. ...Read more

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Is second hand smoke as bad as actually smoking?

Is second hand smoke as bad as actually smoking?

Maybe worse: Rrecent data from long term studies strongly suggests that second hand smoke is more dangerous. ...Read more

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Can second hand smoke have the same effects as smoking?

No: Second (and third) hand smoke has plenty of bad effects, and some can be every bit as bad as smoking. Effects are not exactly the same, however. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more