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Which Is Worse Cigarettes Or Exhaust
ALMOST as BAD: According to a.C.S. (am. Cancer society): secondhand smoke (shs) in us causes 46, 000 deaths/yr from heart disease in people who are non-smokers! and about 3, 400/yr nonsmoking adults die of lung cancer as a result of breathing shs. Worse asthma and asthma -related problems in up to 1 million asthmatic children and up to 300, 000 respiratory infections in <18 month olds. Stop smoking =helps others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electric e-cigarettes (vapping) vs. regular cigarettes, which is worse? And can it be harmful if the liquid nicotine is swallowed by accident?
E-cigarettes: are not regulated for safety by the FDA but some studies have shown e-cigarettes contain harmful chemicals, including carcinogens. See: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-and-lung-health.html If you accidentally swallow liquid nicotine, call poison control: 1-800-222-1222. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on what you: Are asking about. Cigarettes are more likely to cause cardiovascular issues and lung cancer, where as marijuana is more likely to affect physchosocially. That being said, an unfiltered joint can cause as much damage as 20 cigarettes to upper airway mucosa. I would recommend not smoking either. ...Read more
Smoking Cessation: #1 both increase the risk of oral cancer. Cigarettes, when inhaled, increase lung cancer risk. #2. Nicotine anonymous #3 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #2. ...Read more
Isn't breathing car exhaust as bad, or worse for a child than breathing second hand cigarette smoke?
Cigarettes worse: Both are really bad for you, in different ways. It doesn't matter which is worse, they are both dangerous, avoid them. Both have carbon monoxide. Cigarette smoke has 10 times more particles than car exhaust and over 4000 other toxic chemicals. Car exhaust has both small particles which get trapped in your lungs and free radicals created by the catalytic converter which also damage lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing to choose: Both are bad in different ways. Tobacco smoke predisposes to heart attacks, aggravates respiratory problems and may marginally increase the risk of cancers. Auto exhaust causes respiratory damage, carbon monoxide poisoning and depending on the type of exhaust may increase the risk of cancers. ...Read more
Tobacco is: Tobacco, cigarettes or smokeless, causes dependence in many. You can become tolerant to its effects (need more) and have withdrawal when you stop. Many smokers have a hard time stopping, unable to get through a day. Coffee can be habit forming and cause symptoms when stopping, but, it has a milder dependence. In terms of risk, tobacco harms. Coffee/chocolate aren't risky except large amounts ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lesser of Evils: E cigarettes are not good for you either but not as terrible as regular cigarettes. That seems like faint praise indeed. Fda notes they have toxic substances, and that they may further some people's nicotine addiction--especially among teenagers and young adults. E cigarettes often make asthma and emphysema worse and much uncertainty remains. Still, yes, they do beat regular cigarettes. ...Read more
See below: Don't know. Don't care. Both are addictive and harmful and the studies to compare the relative risk will not be done because they are not ethical or important. ...Read more
Is it the tobacco or the additives that cause tar in a cigarette? I ask because my hookah tobacco has less than 1% tar and cigs are much higher
Both: It is the toxic residue of more than 4000 chemical compounds created by burning tobacco leaf that constitutes "Tar"THERE IS NO SAFE TOBACCOTar exposure from a light cigarette can be just as high as that from a regular cigarette if the smoker takes long, deep, or frequent puffs.The bottom line is that light cigarettes do not reduce the health risks of smoking.Even without additives tobacco=harm. ...Read more
Smoking cigarettes can=PAD. Can smoking Marijuana also lead to PAD? The smoke or the Nicotine that is the real culprit? I know all smoking is bad.
Probably not: Nicotine can increase heart rate and slightly increase BP but there is no evidence it causes vascular disease. It is the burning tobacco leaf giving off 200+ toxic chemicals that causes vascular and pulmonary disease. The literature does not suggest that marijuana can cause peripheral vascular disease, especially in moderation. One can avoid smoke altogether by eating marijuana brownies/cookies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doesn't cause cancer: Nicotine is the cause of the dependency that develops from tobacco-containing products, but it is the "tars, " complex organic molecules that are the carcinogens, and may either cause or promote cancer growth in different kinds of organs, including mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, lung, breast and elsewhere. ...Read more
200+ BAD chemicals: Burnt organic chemicals in general are commonly cancer causing, including in food. Nicotene is so poisonous one drop on your skin would kill you, so no surprise it deteriorates the heart and everything else. Have you noticed the people that look old prematurely usually are smokers? And the people who are younger than you thought are almost never smokers? ...Read more
Toxic level: Cigarette smoking puts the toxins directly into your lungs and your body in a concentrated form. Auto exhaust is diluted by the time you might inhale it. Would you bend down, and directly inhale the exhaust from your car? Then consider what you are doing when you smoke - and stop altogether. ...Read more
I do not smoke cigarettes but i smoke shisha (hookah) which contains tobacco 0% tar and 0.05% nicotine.Is it better than cigarettes or dangerous too. ?
Dangerous also: It is the toxic residue of more than 4000 chemical compounds created by burning tobacco leaf that constitutes "Tar"THERE IS NO SAFE TOBACCOTar exposure from a light cigarette can be just as high as that from a regular cigarette if the smoker takes long, deep, or frequent puffs.The bottom line is that light cigarettes do not reduce the health risks of smoking.Even without additives tobacco=harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: Asthma has mostly reversible obstruction, COPD less so. A small group of asthmatics develop progressive non-fixable obstruction, but usually tobacco is in the history. Thr degree of obstruction in COPD is usually more severe than asthma but significnt overlap exists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that all smoking is bad but are regular cigarettes worse than filtered cigars or pipe tobacco?
Both: Even non-smoked tobacco products increase the use of some cancers, so it's not just the cigarette delivery that causes problems. ...Read more
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