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Please help me! I used to smoke hookah daily between 16-18 and believe I stunted my growth, having trouble to live my life with that thought! Help me?

Please help me! I used to smoke hookah daily between 16-18 and believe I stunted my growth, having trouble to live my life with that thought! Help me?

Height and Worry: I doubt that smoking hookah stunted your growth. That would mean that whole cultures of humans who smoke hookah would be short. You did not mention the following facts: how tall are you? How tall are your siblings and other male relatives?

Height is a gift from your genetics and the nutrition in your diet as a child. ...Read more

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Used to smoke hookah everyday between 16-18, was a late bloomer and my growth stynted by it I guess. Is that even possible? If yes, by how many cm?

Used to smoke hookah everyday between 16-18, was a late bloomer and my growth stynted by it I guess. Is that even possible? If yes, by how many cm?

It's hard to know: What all affects growth -- but we do know that genetics and nutrition are strong factors. Daily hookah smoking is not supportive of health, yet it's hard to estimate how many centimeters of height would be affected. More likely factors again, is genetic inheritance from both your parents. In other words, your height would be similar to theirs or their other family members'. ...Read more

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Can u refer me to some evidence that say smoking stunt growth please? I used 2 smoke hookah between ages 16-18 and afraid I stunted it, I'm frustrated

Can u refer me to some evidence that say smoking stunt growth please? I used 2 smoke hookah between ages 16-18 and afraid I stunted it, I'm frustrated

Unanswerable: Without knowing how tall you are and what your parents' heights are like this is a question that is unanswerable.

I am not sure why you are frustrated. I believe every human in the world knows that smoking is very unhealthy. Even a 16 year old boy. ...Read more

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I used to smoke hookah with friends for 6-9 months, once\twice a week. I haven't smoked for 7 months. How much I increased my chances for cancer?

I used to smoke hookah with friends for 6-9 months, once\twice a week. I haven't smoked for 7 months. How much I increased my chances for cancer?

Good you stopped: It takes more than 10 years of smoking to have a cancer causing damage to your body. So you did a good job of stopping in less than one year. Just stay away from tobacco and alcohol and you will not have any serious risk of cancer provided you eat healthy and exercise so that your weight also remains healthy. ...Read more

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Didn't get my catch up growth spurt during puberty, I was a late bloomer, is it too late? I'm 5f8 my dad's 5f9 and mom 5f5, I used to smoke hookah too

Didn't get my catch up growth spurt during puberty, I was a late bloomer, is it too late? I'm 5f8 my dad's 5f9 and mom 5f5, I used to smoke hookah too

You are normal: Your height is both normal and most likely exactly what your genetics intended given your family history.

At 22 there will be no more growing. ...Read more

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If I smoke hookah once will it permanently damage my body?

If I smoke hookah once will it permanently damage my body?

Unlikely. . .: But why risk it? After all, if one won't, what about two? Three? Four? We have no idea how many (times) you can smoke before damage is permanent. Some have genetic predisposition that greatly increases risk of bad things. I can't answer for any given individual as to whether once, twice, three times, etc will cause permanent harm. But why take unnecessary chances? ...Read more

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If you smoke hookah do you lose iq?

If you smoke hookah do you lose iq?

What is in the: Hookah?
This substance is not standardized and uniform product so it is difficult to comment. If you are regular user, you need to know what is in it. For instance, if there is marijuana in it and if you smoke marijuana for long time, it definitely will affect your cognition. ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to smoke hookah pens?

What age do you have to be to smoke hookah pens?

Depends on where: You live. Most states have not passed laws/regulations on age restrictions yet, but a few have set it at 18, just as with cigarettes. However, New York City has set 21 as a new legal age to buy cigarettes, and I suspect that they will do the same with vaporizers/hookahs as well. Your age is listed as 44 years, so don't quite understand why you're asking. Nobody knows if these devices are safe. ...Read more

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If you smoke hookah once in a blue moon, is it harmful?

If you smoke hookah once in a blue moon, is it harmful?

Smoking what?: Very occasional tobacco smoke (or marijuana smoke) is unlikely to cause major harm (unless you drive under influence), but increases the chance that you will ultimately smoke more. In people with lung problems, even occasional use can be a problem. ...Read more

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If I smoke hookah once every 2-3 months and I am already diabetic will it affect me?

If I smoke hookah once every 2-3 months and I am already diabetic will it affect me?

Not in the short: Term, but continued use will increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, head/neck/lung cancer. ...Read more

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I am diabetic and I smoke hookah occasionally like every 2 months, will it affect me?

I am diabetic and I smoke hookah occasionally like every 2 months, will it affect me?

Not likely: But smoking in general is bad and worse for diabetics who may have vascular complications ...Read more

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I'm diabetic with type 1, if I smoke hookah for the first time will anything happen to me? Like passing out or something

Yes: Well, you can pass out from smoking hookah for the first time but that is anybody not experienced with smoking (anything) or those with circulatory or respiratory conditions. However, it is unlikely that just having diabetes type 1 will cause adverse events when smoking a hookah unless your blood sugars are not controlled. ...Read more

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Is ok to smoke hookah moderately while on nortrel?

Is ok to smoke hookah moderately while on nortrel?

No: Smoking is never healthy. Smoking while on birth control can increase risk for blood clots. It would be better not to smoke at all. ...Read more

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I am diabetic type 1, if I smoke hookah every 2 months will I have any complications?

I am diabetic type 1, if I smoke hookah every 2 months will I have any complications?

No crystal balls: Here! However, breathing any unnatural vapors/ substances into lungs puts one's respiratory health at increased risk. Why take the chance? ...Read more

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How can smoking hookah stunt/ hinder 16 yo boy? I'm a kate bloomer and started to smoke it at 16 till 18.5. Does it affect anything?

How can smoking hookah stunt/ hinder 16 yo boy? I'm a kate bloomer and started to smoke it at 16 till 18.5. Does it affect anything?

Yes affect growth: Smoking hookah, will take carbon out but not nicotine, which will affect the growth plates. Also nicotine has several other untoward effects on blood vessels, and other parts of body, hope you learned your lesson and stop smoking ...Read more

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I smoked Hookah 4 times this month. I don't smoke and I would usually only occasionally smoke hookah a few times a year. Scared about cancer?

I smoked Hookah 4 times this month. I don't smoke and I would usually only occasionally smoke hookah a few times a year. Scared about cancer?

Stop doing this: You are messing around with the toughest of all addictions -- nicotine. It will creep up on you and make you a slave. Anyone who asks you to do hookah for "fun" is NOT your friend. The cancer risk is minimal at your love of exposure, but it has already robbed you of your peace of mind. Just stop. ...Read more

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What to do if I have asthma and I really want to smoke hookah again?

What to do if I have asthma and I really want to smoke hookah again?

You can't always get: What you want - the Rolling Stones were at least right about some things. You are always free to make bad choices, but there is nothing a doctor can offer that would make that choice any less bad. If you have asthma, smoking will make it worse. Nothing will change that - there is no "safe" form of smoke, whether combusted tobacco or from a tobacco or nicotine vaporizer. Learn to live with it. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have asthma and I really want to smoke hookah again?

What do you suggest if I have asthma and I really want to smoke hookah again?

Don't: Smoking anything- tobacco, marijuana, hookah are all the same with respect to asthma- you are breathing in particulates that can trigger asthma attacks.
I know it may be the most difficult thing you can do but do give quitting a try.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Does smoking hookah appears in anemia test? Ps: I don’t smoke much just once in a month.

Does smoking hookah appears in anemia test? Ps: I don’t smoke much just once in a month.

Unrelated: And better avoid smoking altogether, even if once a month, best wishes ...Read more

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Heavy nasal fluid after smoking hookah (sheesha). Is this the cause? I'm smoker and smoked hookah on that day.

Heavy nasal fluid after smoking hookah (sheesha). Is this the cause? I'm smoker and smoked hookah on that day.

A coincidence: Most likely is a seasonal flu. Is a viral infection. The common symptoms are: fever, muscle ache, headache, dry cough and nasal congestion. The good rest and lots of fluids are sufficient remedies. ...Read more

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I am going to take a blood test soon and I was wondering since I smoke hookah pens without nicotine, will it show up?

I am going to take a blood test soon and I was wondering since I smoke hookah pens without nicotine, will it show up?

No it will not: The hookah pens without nicotine does not contain any drug and just perfumed smoke and any blood test you have will not show in your blood test. ...Read more

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Any good proof on smoking stunting growth? Use to smoke hookah daily for 2 years betwwn ages 16-18, was late bloomer, did I messed my growth?

Smoking in height: Chances are extremely high that it had no significant effect on your height. Whatever is done is done. The task now is not to smoke. ...Read more

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I quit smoking hookah years ago, now I'm afraid that the hookah stunted my growth bc I smoked it daily from ages 16-18. Also I was a late bloomer.

I quit smoking hookah years ago, now I'm afraid that the hookah stunted my growth bc I smoked it daily from ages 16-18. Also I was a late bloomer.

Smoking: But you are still smoking! The hookah did not stunt your growth but you are not taking any measures to safeguard your health from the effects of smoking, which are far more serious than stunting growth! ...Read more

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Will smoking a hookah pen for the first time damage vocal chords or my voice? Never smoked at all in life but wanna try hookah a few times. My voice?

Will smoking a hookah pen for the first time damage vocal chords or my voice? Never smoked at all in life but wanna try hookah a few times. My voice?

Asking Doctors: Perhaps this is not an appropriate question for this forum. It is like asking your dad for forgiveness before you break an important rule. You are really talking to physicians here on health tap and I do not know of any of us who would want you to try smoking in any regard. ...Read more

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