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Used Smoke Hookah
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
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
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
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
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
Lots of organs didn't grow fully. Used to smoke hookah low nicotine tobacco in it, the thing is I used to do it daily and afraid I stopped my growth?
Please clarify: What is "lots of organs" mean specifically? ...Read more
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
Proof for smoking stunted growth at a young age? Used to smoke the hookah daily at 15 and quit at 18, did I stunt my height and overall body growth?
Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/18346909
nothing about the hookah in the study, but cigarettes definitely do slow growth. ...Read more
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
What is in the:
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
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
Not likely: But smoking in general is bad and worse for diabetics who may have vascular complications ...Read more
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
I use to smoke hookah everyday between ages 16-18.5 and I'm afraid I stunted my growth, I always been the smallest kid, could it be right?
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
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?
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
Hello! I was smoking hookah and after a few minutesthat I stopped I fainted and had some convulsions. I rarely smoke and never faint. Any advice? :-)
Can smoking hookah/waterpipe/shisha reduce my growth potential if I smoked between ages 16-18 everyday? It was right before my growth spurt and I'm 5'7
Hooka: Yes smoking could have affected your growth. ...Read more
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
Unrelated: And better avoid smoking altogether, even if once a month, best wishes ...Read more
Heavy nasal fluid after smoking hookah (sheesha). Is this the cause? I'm smoker and smoked hookah on that day.
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 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
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
Hookah: Chemicals in the smoke driving the heart. ...Read more