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Which Is Worse Cigarettes Or Exhaust
I have recently lowered the quantity of cigarettes I smoke significantly. But I now have strong fatigue & drowsiness all day. Should I be worried?
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
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
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
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 can increase: Anxiety because nicotine acts as a stimulant & smoking decreases lung functioning. Anything that reduces healthy breathing can create anxiety feelings. Smoking often feels relaxing to a smoker because it temporarily reduces symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking: In long run, both are as bad. ...Read more
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