I started smoking about two minths ago, should I worry about gettind enfezema? Throat or lung cancer right now?
Stop Smoking. Why start, when it increases your risk for emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, thorat cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer...
Smoking. Yes, smoking increases your risk of emphysema, copd, lung cancer, heart disease and many other diseases. It is best to stop smoking immediately to minimize any potential risk from smoking.
Not that quick. Usually emphysema/ lung cancers occur after years of smoking. That does not justify your smoking. Since you started smoking just recently, please quit.
Depends... It depends on how much you have smoked in the past 2 months as well as factors out of your control, like genetic factors, that can put you at higher risk. To decrease your risk of COPD and various cancers, you need to quit. Right now. Today. Your doctor can help with smoking cessation.
Light any one? Smoking is a known factor in lung cancer and over tiem can cause emphysema from the chronic bronchitis as well, but it takes time to deelop these. However, since you already knwo what can happen, would it nbot be best if you quit while yo are still ahead? Tehre are other ways to reduce stress if that is why you took on smoking. See your doc for help in this regards.
Perhaps. Currently, there is no link between marijuana and lung cancer or emphysema. There has been no conclusive research linking marijuana to lung cancer or emphysema. However, marijuana has been linked to a multitude of other health problems, and just because there is no research demonstrating a link to lung cancer or emphysema does not mean that a link does not exist. More research must be done.
Probably not. Moderate cannabis smoking has not been associated with developing emphysema or lung cancer. Heavy users can develop chronic bronchitis.
Perhaps. While risk varies for different people, the main risk factor for lung cancer is tobacco use, especially cigarette smoking. Smoking other things, like weed does not appear to have a strong link to increased risk for lung cancer, but is not a good idea, because if you smoke that, you may also smoke cigarettes. See your doctor to be sure.
Data lacking. Since the exact cause of the oncogenic (cancer-causing) effects of tobacco is not entirely clear, and the simple role of a chronic irritant has not been clearly delineated, any opinions are pretty much guess work, and as stated earlier, more data is needed.
YES. Recent studies have found links of lung cancer to smoking marijuana. Marijuana is a risk factor. Its impact is dependent on intensity of exposure and duration. The best information to date is that it is a carcinogen linked to developing lung cancer. Emphysema changes are demonstrated in lung tissue of mj smokers.