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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
23M people helped
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What are the health risks of a nicotine vapor pipe? Is it safe? Is it safer than cigarettes ? Is it a safer alternative to cigarettes?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
23M people helped
What are the health risks of a nicotine vapor pipe? Is it safe? Is it safer than cigarettes ? Is it a safer alternative to cigarettes?

Regardless: All forms of smoking are associated with bad affects from second hand smoke to lightest tar amount. These health hazards are evident regardless of the source of the smoke, pipe, cigarets, vapor pipe or hookah. Regardless, they all contain unhealthy chemicals. Try to quit smoking. Ask your PCP for help and referral to CBT. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Are vapor electronic cigarettes bad for you? Are they dangerous to your health?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
23M people helped
Are vapor electronic cigarettes bad for you? Are they dangerous to your health?

We don't know: It was not randomized control trail conducted to support safety, benefits and efficacy of e-cigarettes. The jury is out there. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
11M people helped
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Can you tell me, are water-vapor cigarette's safe ?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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Can you tell me, are water-vapor cigarette's safe ?

Presumably...: We presume that vapor cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes but we technically don't know the safety of the vapor so we can't yet truly be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
327M people helped
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Smartwater is vapor distilled. Is this brand of bottled water bad for you, and how is this different from distilled/deionized water?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
327M people helped

Myths: Have you really bought into the myth that bottled waters are different than tap water? Water is water. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
11M people helped
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Are vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
11M people helped
Are vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Presumably...: We presume that vapor cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes but we technically don't know the safety of the vapor so we can't yet truly be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
1M people helped
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If you smoke a hookah pen with water vapor only,will you get pneumonia?

Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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If you smoke a hookah pen with water vapor only,will you get pneumonia?

It is rar: But I think every thing is possible ...Read more

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Dr. Ivonne De la rosa
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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Could minors under the age of 13 buy and use water vapor pens?

Dr. Ivonne De la rosa
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
19K people helped

No: They are regulated at least in California like cigarettes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Are the nicotine free water vapor hookah pens/e-cigs bad for you in any way?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped

Yes: Inhaling substances into the airways acts as a respiratory irritant. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
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Are e cigarettes and vapor cigarettes just as harmful as real cigarettes? Can they cause cancer as well or are they better for you?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
Are e cigarettes and vapor cigarettes just as harmful as real cigarettes? Can they cause cancer as well or are they better for you?

Addiction: If you are trying to stop smoking tobacco, they may help you. If you are thinking of taking up e-cigs as a non-smoker, you are VERY ill-advised. You're asking to become a slave to the most potent of all addictions. The cancer risk is probably real though not really so high. But who wants to a slave to something that's not even really any fun? ...Read more

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
29 years in practice
1M people helped
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Does anyone know about the vapor electronic cigarettes and if there is any side effects?

Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
29 years in practice
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Does anyone know about the vapor electronic cigarettes and if there is any side effects?

Nicotine: The e-cigarette still contain nicotine but not the tar. The side effects of nicotine that include vasoconstriction, and high bp, atherosclerotic effect, osteoporotic effect, gastritis and ulcer development, are still going to be there. In short, e-cigarette is used to wean down smoking to zero but not a permanent substitute for smoking, it still will be addicting. ...Read more

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