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Doctor insights on: Tobacco Smoking And Dental Health

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Dr. Hedi Kermani
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Dental Health (Definition)

Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, ...Read more


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Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

No: For asthma, no. For cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer, yes. So if you do smoke and you have asthma switching from smoking to smokeless or chewing tobaccos is a step in the right direction. Still my goal would be to get you off tobacco completely. You may need the support of friends, family and people like you who want to quit but can't do it alone to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as tobacco smoke?

Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as  tobacco smoke?

Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read more

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What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

If it is not: Tobacco, it depends upon what is being burned and what is inhaled. The hookah passes the substasnce through water, and could abstract aqueous soluble products, but not lipophilic ones. One needs to read the label of active ingredients. If you don't know; don't do it. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks to smoking shisha that are tobacco, nicotine, and tar free?

Are there any health risks to smoking shisha that are tobacco, nicotine, and tar free?

Smoking is bad: No matter what you are smoking. Burning a leaf and inhaling exposes one to toxins that cause cancer, heart and lung disease. ...Read more

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Effects of chewing tobacco compared to smoking?

Effects of chewing tobacco compared to smoking?

Smoking Cessation: #1 same addiction to nicotine, less damage to lungs. #2. Nicotine anonymous #3 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #2. ...Read more

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Are tobacco and nicotine free hookah bad for you?

YES: Inhaling combustion products and especially tobacco, increase numerous diseases and health disorders. The best way to avoid or decrease the health risk is lifestyle modification = exercise, eat better, and do not use combustion inhalant products and tobacco products. ...Read more

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Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Let me explain: Electronic cigarettes were first popularized as a safer way of nicotine intake. While electronic cigarette consumption is safer than having actual cigarettes filled with tobacco, they are not really a total safe option. Electronic cigarettes are found to contain an anti-freeze component known as diethylene glycol. It is toxic to humans and can cause health worries on inhalation. See the web below. ...Read more

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Can you get cardiovascular disease from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco?

Can you get cardiovascular disease from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco?

Absolutely: One of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular disease is smoking. It causes both the blood vessels to the heart as well as those to the rest of the body to become narrowed and diseased. Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to extend your life. Chewing tobacco carries less of a risk than smoking, but studies show health risks with heart attacks as well. ...Read more

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Are ecig aka electronic cigarettes bad for your teeth and gums?

Are ecig aka electronic  cigarettes  bad for your teeth and gums?

Yes: They still give you nicotine which has been proven harmful to oral health. OTOH, you get exposed less to other noxious ingredients in conventional cigarette smoke. This hasn't been well studied but my take is that they are bad but perhaps less bad than cigarettes. Of course this depends on the frequency and type of liquid nicotine you use. By far best to avoid nicotine altogether. ...Read more

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Marijuana versus smoking cigarettes: does smoking weed have tar and all that bad stuff?

Marijuana versus smoking cigarettes: does smoking weed have tar and all that bad stuff?

It has less: But nobody really knows, since it can be mixed with other plant products, and each "batch" may be very different from another batch. In general, the organic products found in marijuana smoke are not as harmful as those found in tobacco, but in heavy marijuana smokers can still result in bronchitis and even cancer, especially if the person also smokes cigarettes. ...Read more

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Does smoking cigarettes have any health benefits?

Does smoking cigarettes have any health benefits?

Quit smoking: There are no health benefits to smoking. Also second hand smoke is harmful to others including risk to baby during pregnancy. You will look and feel better kicking the habit! ...Read more

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How can smokeless tobacco effect your mental health?

It varies: In many people, beyond the known cancer risks, smokeless tobacco doesn't affect one's psyche. On the other hand i've seen patients with marked mood instability that goes away when they stop 'dipping'. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is tobacco smoking harmful to the lungs?

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

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How is tobacco smoking a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma?

How is tobacco smoking a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma?

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 more

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Dear docs.... Please advice on the e cigarette.. Is it okay to reduce tobacco smoking... Any bad effect on e cigar smoking...

Dear docs.... Please advice on the e cigarette.. Is it okay to reduce tobacco smoking... Any bad effect on e cigar smoking...

Tobacco's the probl.: Tobaccos the problem! if using nicotine helps you not smoke tobacco go for it. Some highly dependent smokers actually live longer if they use nicotine substitutes long term. ...Read more

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MY PENIS HAS SHRUNK AFTER TOBACCO SMOKING IT WAS 6 INCHES NOW ITS 5.25 INCHES IS THERE ANY VITAMINS THAT CAN MAKE IT BACK TO NORMAL I STOPPED SMOKING?

 MY PENIS HAS SHRUNK AFTER TOBACCO SMOKING IT WAS 6 INCHES NOW ITS 5.25 INCHES IS THERE ANY VITAMINS THAT CAN MAKE IT BACK TO NORMAL I STOPPED SMOKING?

The structures are: not going anywhere. The circulation certainly is. This is not the first time I've had someone with this. They quit smoking really fast.
Ok, circulation improves somewhat the next day. It is further improved by building up endurance and distance running. Oh, and it is by FAR the best preventative/treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Unless there is scar (PEYRONIE's) which needs urologist input. ...Read more

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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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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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How probable is a heart attack in a young person with no risk factor but tobacco smoking and no family history of heart problems ?

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

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Has anyone ever got smoking related cancer(lung, throat, oral, etc) from marijuana smoking and no tobacco smoking? I cant find any documented cases

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

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Can chewing tobacco and smoking have the same effect on your teeth?

Can chewing tobacco and smoking have the same effect on your teeth?

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 more

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I really want to know what stains my teeth more, hand rolling tobacco with filter (im smoking drum additive free), or factory made cigarettes?

I really want to know what stains my teeth more, hand rolling tobacco with filter (im smoking drum additive free), or factory made cigarettes?

Not Much Difference: Tobacco in all forms stains teeth. Smokeless tobacco is gritty so it might stain a little more but i haven't seen a huge difference between hand-rolled or factory cigarettes. I will say that staining is much worse in those that also are heavy coffee or tea drinkers because those also stain teeth. If you are going to smoke the fewer additive might have a slight advantage in causing other disaese. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks to smoking shisha that are tobacco, nicotine, and tar free?

Smoking is bad: No matter what you are smoking. Burning a leaf and inhaling exposes one to toxins that cause cancer, heart and lung disease. ...Read more

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How is smoking harmful to your health? Is it the nicotine or the tobacco that's bad for you?

Many things: Nicotine and a multitude of other poisons and toxins. Also, the heating and drying out of the oral tissues is harmful. Everything bad, nothing good. Not to mention the harmful effects on your skin, and the irritation of the eye tissues. Just look at the faces of smokers and see the facial movements as they smoke. Think hard about this addiction and quitting it for your health. Good Luck. ...Read more

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