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Can daily secondhand smoke cause spontaneous pneumothorax?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely
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In brief: Unlikely
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Potentially, YES
The risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) include: smoking (including marijuana), tall thin stature in otherwise healthy, connective tissue disorders, pregnancy, familial history.
Lung inflammation is also hypothesized to be important. Significant exposure to second hand smoke is associated with lung injury, inflammation, cancer, etc...

In brief: Potentially, YES
The risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) include: smoking (including marijuana), tall thin stature in otherwise healthy, connective tissue disorders, pregnancy, familial history.
Lung inflammation is also hypothesized to be important. Significant exposure to second hand smoke is associated with lung injury, inflammation, cancer, etc...
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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