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I have recurring chest, back and lower rib pains. i am 18 years of age just about to go university. At school i smoked for roughly about 2 years and gave up and didn't smoke for a year and a half i stopped when i was 17 and im 19 next week. However i have

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

In brief: Chest pain

You have a fairly short history of tobacco exposure.
We measure exposure by asking how many packs per day you smoke times the number of years you have smoked that much. So if you smoked about 1.5 packs/day times 4 years you have a 6 pack year history of smoking. It is usually past 20 pack yrs that you start showing serious consequences. STOP SMOKING and STAY OFF!!!

In brief: Chest pain

You have a fairly short history of tobacco exposure.
We measure exposure by asking how many packs per day you smoke times the number of years you have smoked that much. So if you smoked about 1.5 packs/day times 4 years you have a 6 pack year history of smoking. It is usually past 20 pack yrs that you start showing serious consequences. STOP SMOKING and STAY OFF!!!
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