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Doctor insights on: Tobacco Use Prevention

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Symptoms of tobacco overdose?

Symptoms of tobacco overdose?

SERIOUS STUFF: Symptoms of a nicotine overdose can include: headache, vomiting, agitation, rapid respiration or respiratory arrest, muscle twitching, drooling, fainting, tachycardia followed by bradycardia, increased blood pressure followed by drop in blood pressure, seizures & coma. ...Read more

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What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

Lots, and lotsa bad.: The Internet has lists of cigarette ingredients, some of which list over 599 ingredients and as many as 7000 chemicals. You'll be surprised to see what's in a cigarette. At least 40 are carcinogenic. http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients.html ...Read more

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How horrible is pure tobacco for you?

How horrible is pure tobacco for you?

Horrible: No such thing as 'pure', even though the tobacco companies want you to think 'natural' means healthier. Nothing could be further from the truth. The tobacco leaf, burned, has 50 KNOWN carcinogens, including arsenic. And that doesn't say anything about carbon monoxide. New products - smokeless, electronic cigarettes, slim cigars, etc. -- all are in the same boat. Not healthy at any level. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is pure tobacco for you?

How unhealthy is pure tobacco for you?

VERY unhealthy: It doesn't make a difference whether tobacco is "pure" or "organic" or anything else you want to call it. The nicotine in it is what causes addiction, and contributes to the heart disease, and the tars (the products of combustion that are complex hydrocarbons) are what cause lung damage and cancer. While additives etc. may make tobacco even more dangerous, the "pure" stuff is dangerous enough. ...Read more

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What is the risk of eating dried tobacco?

What is the risk of eating dried tobacco?

When my brother was: Young he took a big bite off of chewing tobacco and swallowed it. He vomited for several hours. ...Read more

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What are the major differences between weed and tobacco?

What are the major differences between weed and tobacco?

THC vs nicotine: Both are dried leaves that are smoked for a drug effect — and both have tar that can harm the lungs. But they come from very different plants. The cannabinoids (eg, thc) in marijuana create the 'high'. These are quite psychoactive (mind altering) substances but not very addictive. In contrast, the nicotine in tobacco is only mildly psychoactive but very addictive. ...Read more

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Is tobacco bad for gout?

Is tobacco bad for gout?

Yes: Tobacco is bad for everything. Specific for gout I have never seen a study on it but for the body to heal stop smoking. ...Read more

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