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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: The lungs lose elasticity over time and smoking greatly speeds this. If you want to enjoy your old age, quit now if you possibly can. The risk of cancer is very real and cancer is even worse than most people have been told. Why make some filthy tobacco company ceo rich? You're smart enough to have found healthtap -- now take charge and do whatever you can to cut down or cease altogether. ...Read more
Death.: Just avoid tobacco. Leads to many different ways to die. ...Read more
Dear docs.... Please advice on the e cigarette.. Is it okay to reduce tobacco smoking... Any bad effect on e cigar smoking...
Increased risk.: Smoking introduces many very carcinogenic compounds into the bloodstream, which is filtered by the kidney. These carcinogens, along with the decreased tissue oxygenation caused by smoking, is theorized to increase the risk of renal cell carcinoma. A meta-analysis of 24 studies (hunt, int j cancer 114:101-108, 2005) showed this significantly increased risk, & it is considered causal by the ussg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How probable is a heart attack in a young person with no risk factor but tobacco smoking and no family history of heart problems ?
That would be low: Being low does not mean it is not possible. It takes time for the arteries to get clogged and being young is an advantage as that time has not been there yet, as long as all other risk factors are not present. ...Read more
Has anyone ever got smoking related cancer(lung, throat, oral, etc) from marijuana smoking and no tobacco smoking? I cant find any documented cases
No smoking gun: In individual patients, it is hard to pinpoint which carcinogenic exposure (if any) caused their cancer. Carcinogens usually don't leave a telltale sign on the cancer cell itself. We must then rely on statistical inferences from studies of large groups of people. Though less well studied than tobacco, studies estimate the risk of lung cancer is 2x higher in pot smokers. Car crashes also go up ~4x. ...Read more
Sheeesh!: I don't know. I think it should be very expensive, i think a large portion of the cost should go directly to healthcare, and i think there should be pictures of huge fungating cancers on the packages. But, hey, it's a free country. ...Read more
Pick your poison: While lung disease risk may be lower with nasal and oral tobacco, you will get higher risk of oral, head and neck cancer. The most compelling reason to switch from smoke to smokeless is cutting down second hand smoke exposure for your friends and family. They will appreciate it, especially when they see the horrible suffering you endure after your head and neck cancer surgery. ...Read more
Yes: Your teeth are hard structures and do not get cancer. The effects of tobacco on your teeth is staining and increased debris that affects the supporting structures of your teeth. You may need to have more frequent dental cleanings to keep the gums healthy and remove this stain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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