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Tobacco Smoking (Overview)

Tobacco smoking is the smoking of tobacco, either by a cigarette, pipe, cigar, or other method. Smoking causes many health problems.


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What are all the signs of tobacco smoking?

What are all the signs of tobacco smoking?

All ! short list.: Bad breath, dark brown or yellow teeth. Ugly brown tongue, nostrils having a brown appearance around edges, shortness of breath from your lungs quitting to work properly. Poor healing due to your blood vessels becoming brittle, this causes your heart to have heart disease and begin to not function properly, spots on your lungs, probably cancer. Brain not functioning properly due to poor blood... ...Read more

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Tobacco Smoking (Overview)

Tobacco smoking is the smoking of tobacco, either by a cigarette, pipe, cigar, or other method. Smoking causes many health problems.


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How and why does tobacco smoking negatively impact on the body and mental health of adolescents aged 12-18?

How and why does tobacco smoking negatively impact on the body and mental health of adolescents aged 12-18?

Addictive: Since many who start never stop, the younger they are the longer they'll be damaging all the cells in their body. Some cells are just not going to function as well w/ inflammation - some may begin a process toward malignancy. The circulatory system is also stressed. The clearest mental issues are the habit and any guilty feelings. It's expensive too! ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Don't keep smoking crack while telling yourself that you can always quit later. ...See more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Commit to quitting -- tell friends and family to stay accountable
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Pick a date to stop and write it down
Once
Explore quitting aids like the patch, gum, and prescription drugs
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Seek support -- quitting can be hard
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Is there a direct correlation between tobacco smoking and iq?

Is there a direct correlation between tobacco smoking and iq?

No: Wonderful question. A lot of people with lower iq smoke because they don't realize the dangers of it. Quite a few people with high iq smoke because they believe they are immune having calculated their risks, or because they succumb to peer pressure, or have some weird other rationale. To my knowledge, there are no studies directly correlating smoking and iq. ...Read more

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Does tobacco smoking actually enhance the intelligence?

Does tobacco smoking actually enhance the intelligence?

It doesn't: Some people think that pipe smokers are smart. They might be, but it has nothing to do with tobacco. Smoking tobacco does not make you smart. It kills you with cancer and heart disease. It is true that it can help you lose weight, but the risk is not worth it. Diet and exercise are a much better choice to make you smarter. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Don't complicate things - avoid smoking, drugs & drinking. Follow your doc's advice exactly. ...See more

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What does tobacco smoking do to the male reproductive system?

What does tobacco smoking do to the male reproductive system?

Decrease Sperm Count: Smoking both decreases sperm count and chance of pregnancy. A matter of fact, smoking decreases the chance of pregnancy by almost half for couples doing ivf. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Prenatal vitamin before conception, avoid smoking, drug, alcohol. Eat healthy, appropriate weight. ...See more

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


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