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What effect does smoking have on children if the smoker smokes outside?

What effect does smoking have on children if the smoker smokes outside?

Some effect: Smokers carry the odors and chemicals in their hair, breath and clothes. Even if they smoke outside, it is noticeable for the sensitive child. It is much worse for the infant or toddler who generally need to be held, they are still somewhat exposed. The asthmatic child or those prone to chronic respiratory infections usually allergy triggered; a common respiratory irritant is smoke. ...Read more

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My husband smokes roll ups, at times it smells strong, is he smoking drugs? He tells me the tobacco is dry, I'm a non smoker.

My husband smokes roll ups, at times it smells strong, is he smoking drugs? He tells me the tobacco is dry, I'm a non smoker.

Roll ups: There is no way of telling. Best is to get a hold of a roll up and take it to someone who can do an analysis for you. ...Read more

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I'm a smoker, and i can't quit smoking for very long, i always make excuses why I have to smoke, any help?

I'm a smoker, and i can't quit smoking for very long, i always make excuses why I have to smoke, any help?

What have you tried?: A formal program helps keep you motivated and gives you lots of emotional support. Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges) reduces withdrawal and should be tapered over 3 months or so. Prescribed medications like Chantix and zyban (bupropion) reduce both craving and withdrawal symptoms. Multiple attempts to quit are the rule, not the exception. Keep trying and you will succeed! ...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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Was a smoker for 2 months where i smoked 4 cigs a day. Now i quit smoking day 3 cold turkey, any tips on how to continue?

Was a smoker for 2 months where i smoked 4 cigs a day. Now i quit smoking day 3 cold turkey, any tips on how to continue?

Distract yourself: You were a light smoker, but could still be dependent on nicotine. Plus the daily routine of having a cigarette can be habit-forming - a psychological way to keep you doing it. The key is to teach yourself to get through the day. Cravings can be like hunger pains - wait awhile and they go away! so, make a list of things you can do instead of smoke. If it's hard, nicotine gum or lozenge can help. ...Read more

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Does smoking cigarettes improve your focus and memory? Btw i'm a non smoker and an aspiring architect. All architects smoke :p

Does smoking cigarettes improve your focus and memory? Btw i'm a non smoker and an aspiring architect. All architects smoke :p

No, but . . .: Long ago, even the cancer doctors smoked. It's just an addiction, so won't improve focus, memory, or anything else. But, once a person is addicted, his cravings will bother him constantly, until he gets his next smoke. That is why the addicted smokers need to smoke to bring their focus back up to normal (they've messed themselves up by getting addicted). One avoids that problem by never smoking. ...Read more

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Im a cigratte smoker. I smoke 1 cigratte in 1 week. I know it is very harmful. So i want to quit it. Please help me to stop smoking.

Im a cigratte smoker. I smoke 1 cigratte in 1 week. I know it is very harmful. So i want to quit it. Please help me to stop smoking.

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! You smoke so little, should be pretty straight forward. ...Read more

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Hey docs ! My question is that i was a smoker but recently i quit it ..but now i face a strange drive toward smoking,simehow i smoke 2,3 per week ???

Hey docs !
My question is that i was a smoker but recently i quit it ..but now i face a strange drive toward smoking,simehow i smoke 2,3 per week ???

All or nothing.: Congrats on quitting, but it's all or nothing. If you tempt yourself with trying to smoke on occasion,,you'll likely end up with a full on addiction once again. Don't tempt fate. ...Read more

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24/m;casual smoker for 4 years;left smoking;pain in centre of chest located at a line between nipples;pain brought on by exposure to smoke;please help?

24/m;casual smoker for 4 years;left smoking;pain in centre of chest located at a line between nipples;pain brought on by exposure to smoke;please help?

Some ideas: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Inflammation of the lungs and surroundings would increase with cough/deep breaths. Prescribed medicines are quite good for this and seeing a doctor would rule out moe serious issues ...Read more

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Thank you.beside I'm a smoker,i'm of smoking for about two weeks now...i read so much about quitting smoke that i might have some kinda skin rash and some other strange things in my body system is that true?

Thank you.beside I'm a smoker,i'm of smoking for about two weeks now...i read so much about quitting smoke that i might have some kinda skin rash and some other strange things in my body system is that true?

There is: nothing good about smoking. stop now before the addictive aspects of the habit make it difficult it is the number one cause of lung cancer and contributes greatly to the appearance of chronic lung conditions such as asthma and COPD. it also is a great contributor to heart disease. Please stop immediately! ...Read more

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Is second hand smoking bad than a person who smoke? Now the place I work is full of smokers.

Is second hand smoking bad than a person who smoke? Now the place I work is full of smokers.

Yes: Secondhand smoke has been shown to have bad health effects in those that inhale the secondhand smoke. Is this as bad as smoking? My response is any smoke is not good for you and you should avoid breathing it at any cost. Talk to your manager and look to avoid smoke in the workplace. There are smoking in Public Place Laws in may states that prohibit smoking in the workplace. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have quit smoking since more than a year and a half now, but I am always around smokers.How bad is it for me now second hand smoke? It bothers me.

I have quit smoking since more than a year and a half now, but I am always around smokers.How bad is it for me now second hand smoke? It bothers me.

You still smoke: Instead of smoking your own cigarettes, you now smoke other people's smoke and burning chemicals. Second hand smoke is just as dangerous as as smoking. The only sensible way dealing with it is avoidance. If you can't, at least limit your stay to the shortest time. Also, try to meet people where there is no smoke, or outside. An air purifier may help some in a closed space, or open windows. ...Read more

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How can I prevent gum disease if i smoke? I’ve heard that smokers get gum disease more than other people. I can’t seem to quit smoking, so i’d like to know how to prevent gum disease. Should i brush more often. Is there a mouthwash that will help?

How can I prevent gum disease if i smoke? I’ve heard that smokers get gum disease more than other people. I can’t seem to quit smoking, so i’d like to know how to prevent gum disease. Should i brush more often. Is there a mouthwash that will help?

Great oral hygiene: Smokers can have 4x as much gum disease as those who do not smoke. Smoking is a large contributing factor to gum disease, but so is bacterial plaque. Meticulous oral hygiene will help decrease the amount of plaque and bacteria in your mouth and may help to slow or prevent gum disease. Mouth washes can be a nice adjunct to brushing and flossing, but it does not take the place of either. ...Read more

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Hello. I have a lump that's been in my mouth under my teeth in the soft gum part. Some days its inflated, other days, its "deflated" with a rough patch there. I'm a smoker and I smoke on average one pack per day but I've only been smoking for three years.

Hello. I have a lump that's been in my mouth under my teeth in the soft gum part. Some days its inflated, other days, its "deflated" with a rough patch there. I'm a smoker and I smoke on average one pack per day but I've only been smoking for three years.

See Oral Surgeon: Best to get this checked out. Typically we do not see oral cancer with areas that inflate and deflate. Might be a salivary duct blockage or a chronic abscess. Might also be two things simultaneously. As a smoker you are at a much increased risk for oral cancer. Stay smart and get the apt with the Oral Surgeon. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can smoking around children influence them to smoke?

Can smoking around children influence them to smoke?

Yes: Yes, of course. Children look up to their parents/adults for guidance and direction. In addition, second hand smoke promotes health problems in children including asthma, ear infections, etc. There are many reasons to quit smoking, but the presence of a child is a very strong one. Best wishes and good luck quitting! ...Read more

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How much does smoking around children influence them to smoke?

How much does smoking around children influence them to smoke?

Patterning: A kid who grows up in a household where the adults love sports will likely emulate their parents & want to love sports to fit in. In the same way, when these super role models smoke they give off visual messages that it is cool. Kids forget 90% of what they hear daily but remember 70% of what they see. If they see it often they ignore advise not to smoke & follow the pattern they see. ...Read more

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What percentage of smokers actually die from smoking?

What percentage of smokers actually die from smoking?

Risk for cancer: 15% of smokers (> 100 cigarettes consumed in a lifetime ) develop lung cancer. ...Read more