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Why nicotine tablets or tobacco capsules aren't marketed as smoking cessation aids?

I understand it is a consensus that in general, daily and along the day smoking of anything is bad, both medically and aesthetically; passive smoking is also bad. Teeth damage, Lung cancer, skin ...
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Is there an established recommended maximum intake of cigarettes?

Recommended maximum intake of alcoholic beverages tell you that it's up to 1 drink per day for women and 2 for men. Is there an equivalent for cigarette smoking?
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What happens when you accidentally inhale smoke once? [closed]

I usually wear a mask to cover my mouth and nose, because I am very sensitive to pungent smells. But one day I forgot to bring them when going out. I was walking to my flat one day, and was passing by ...
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Are there beneficial compounds in cigarette smoke?

The UKPDS 50 study suggested that smokers experience lower rates of diabetic retinopathy Somewhat counter-intuitively, smoking status was inversely related to the development of new lesions and to ...
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It is well known that cigarette smoking makes Crohn's disease worse. Is it the nicotine or the toxins, or both?

It is well known that smoking increases both the severity and frequency of flares in people with Crohn's disease. What is not clear is whether that is due to the nicotine or the thousands of other ...
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Does Nicotine cause Cancer?

It is believed by many that Nicotine causes cancer, and passively vaping may also cause cancer due to the nicotine content. My research into the idea whilst looking at questions such as Does '...
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Cardiovascular risk of light smoking

What's the cardiovascular risk of light smoking? Does a light smoker only incur a proportionally small fraction of the risk of a heavy smoker? What I've found so far is the following: According to ...
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Quantify third-hand smoke exposure risk

Are there any reliable reviews which quantify the risk associated with third hand smoke exposure? (For example in terms of second hand smoke exposure risk) The scientific literature I've read so far ...
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Does relighting a cigarette have a harsher effect on your health?

From the Cancer Institute of New Jersey: According to Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, FACP, a member of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and director of the Tobacco Dependence Program, who is the ...
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Are cigars less harmful than cigarettes?

Both cigarettes and cigars are unhealthy, that's an indisputable fact. But a lot of people seem to think that cigars are less unhealthy than cigarettes. There are pro-smoking websites that say ...
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Is Smoking Cigars and Pipes the Same as Cigarettes?

My brother-in-law smokes pipes and cigars. He says they're not bad like cigarettes but I thought smoking anything is bad. Is it true that pipes and cigars aren't detrimental to your health like ...
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Dangers of smoking hookah

In my country, hookah just became insanely popular. Government agencies alongside health organizations mobilized and started to forbid smoking under the pretense that it is as unhealthy as cigarettes, ...
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How much damage is caused by smoking 2-3 cigarettes on a healthy body?

I do not know how bad does 2-3 cigarettes a day on the average healthy body. Comments made me point out rightfully, so I have to specify: "2-3 cigarettes without increasing the dosage over time." I ...
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can smoking ashwagandha have the same benefit as the power/pill form?

I been reading a lot of positive benefits from ashwagandha lately such as Keeping blood sugar balanced Boosting testosterone levels Reducing level of stress and anxiety Boost brain function Having ...
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By how much does former smoking reduce one's lifespan?

If someone in their late teens/early 20s smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 5-10 years, and then never smoked again, by approximately how much would that reduce their lifespan?
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Should I tolerate passive smoking? [duplicate]

I have a phobia against tabaco smoke. I constantly try to avoid smoke by holding my breath or distancing myself from smokers. It's a significant stress to me. As well as an inconvenience in social ...
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Is it dangerous to inhale agar-agar jelly

I want to make hookah aroma made from agar-agar dissolved in vegetable glycerin, aromas and high quality flavored vodka, but from what I heard, agar-agar expands within the stomach and is as well heat-...
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What are known health effects of smoking e-cigarettes

E-Cigarettes have been recommended by a fair share of physicians as a substitute for cigarettes because they are supposedly healthier. What is the scientific consensus on the health effects of e-...
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Does 'vaping' affect your lungs?

I feel as if the question to "vapes" is unclear whether or not if it is bad for your lungs. I have done plenty of research and have found people only talking about E-Cigarettes, leaving me in ...
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Is 2nd hand smoking worse than 1st hand smoking

I have heard many things about smoking and a main issue as of one being that 2nd hand smoking is worse than 1st hand smoking itself? (I do not smoke I am just around someone who does smoke) Is this ...
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Why do people smoke? Everyone knows it is unhealthy

Why do people smoke? Everyone knows it is unhealthy. There is an infinite number of scientific reports about this and yet, people continue to smoke (and start a new).
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To what extend can passive smoking be dangerous?

Recently, I got picked up by a friend's neighbour. His car extremely strongly smells of cigaretts. Is it bad for your lungs to stay in that car for let's say 15 minutes? Can such a short amount of ...
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Is the IQOS heat-not-burn cigarette safe?

I am researching the topic of electronic cigarettes and have recognized that Philip Morris has recently introduced in some markets the IQOS heat-not-burn cigarettes. What is their safety profile in ...
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Will smoking about 10 cigarettes per year over about 50 years virtually do anything to your health?

So I don't smoke but I am wondering if someone were to say smoke about 10 cigarettes per year from about age 20 to age 70, would it affect their health in any way? Would they still be more prone to ...
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How many people have been instantly killed by smoking?

We all know that cigarettes have killed millions of people, to the extent that just about everyone knows someone who has died from it. Smoking deaths are overwhelmingly medium to long term effects of ...
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Why do female smokers often have creases above their lips?

I've noticed women who consume tobacco often have striations in their skin above the upper lip when passing middle age (a frequent cause of annoyance as lipstick gets drawn into them via capillary ...
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Have there been any tests of e-cigs vs cigarettes?

After some years of e-cigarette popularity, no labs have yet published side by side comparisons of cell cultures or mice exposed to 10 cigarettes per day, compared to 10 e-cigs. Many labs have ...
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Is there a survey on the effect of smoking mariujana to human health?

There is a wide belief that smoking mariujana cures some mental and physical diseases, and actually has no harm to your health. A large portion of these people are those who really trust scientific ...
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What are the effects of smoking in the first week of pregnancy?

If I'm 1 week pregnant and I've been smoking everyday since then how did that effect the fetus? And if there's like any damage how can i fix my mistake? 😁😕👀
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Too much sitting as bad as smoking?

I have heard that when you sit very long times every day that it is as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes. Especially, it is bad for your metabolism and especially the lungs get into a bad ...
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Is it normal to experience headache while quitting smoking [closed]

I wanted to quit smoking, (this is the third attempt to do that), I am a 11 years heavy smoker. In the first 4 days, i would smoke just 4 cigarettes a day. Then, I decided to cut cold turkey. Now, ...
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Weight increase after quitting smoking

In clinical setting, weight gain after quitting smoking is a complain that many patients have. Which evidence do we have and what's the reccomended approach to treat this condition?
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What are the long term risks/side-effects of nicotine consumption?

when reading about the long term effects of nicotine, almost every source refers to the long term effects of tobacco smoking. But what part does nicotine by itself have? I mean apart from immediate ...
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Toxicity of nicotine vs potassium cyanide

I've heard that nicotine (contained in tobacco) is even more toxic than potassium cyanide (KCN, often used for suicide, at least in movies...). I tried to research a bit, but could not find any ...
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Are there any studies on health effects of smoking once a month or less?

Are there any studies on health effects of smoking once a month or less? There's very little out there on very rare smokers, and as such I've been unable to find any studies along these lines for ...
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What's caused by the chemicals, and what's caused by the smoke

The great many downsides of smoking are certainly well-documented by now (to say the least), but something I've struggled to find an answer to is the following: When looking at health risks of ...
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Are there any studies on health effects of pipe smoking once a week or less?

Are there any studies on health effects of pipe smoking once a week or less? There's very little out there on rare pipe smokers, and as such I've been unable to find any studies along these lines for ...
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What are the effects of regularly passively smoking marijuana?

Does the regular passive smoking of marijuana have specific effects in addition to those of passive cigarette smoking?
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Strengthening / recovering lungs? What is the science behind this?

Some interesting smoking questions have led me to ask this. I am myself a recovering tobacco addict - I stopped a few months ago. Though my health has improved vastly, I still can easily get wheezing /...
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Why does smoking increase the risk of developing medial epicondylitis?

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/golfers-elbow/basics/risk-factors/con-20027964 says: You could be at higher risk of developing golfer's elbow if you're: Age 40 or older ...
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How serious is the risk of second hand smoke?

I am a non-smoker but enjoy going to a smoke filled casino near me for about 4 hours once a week. I take breaks to go outside for a few minutes throughout. How much risk (heart disease, lung cancer, ...
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Is an unfrequent consumption of a big quantity of cigarettes harmful for my health?

Here is my smoking pattern: I never smoke (I tried younger but I didn't feel any pleasure from it) until I started my new job 3 years ago. This job is highly demanding and stressful at times, so once ...
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Are tobacco packaging warning messages improving health of society?

Are there any countries with law not requiring such warnings? If yes, were there conducted any smokers-related studies?
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Are e-cigarettes any good if you have asthma?

I have ashtma. From my experience, smoking kills my lungs. After a few weeks, I simply have to stop, or otherwise I got such bad coughs that I have to puke sometimes. Though, my asthma is not there ...
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How do electronic cigarettes affect the teeth?

Vaping has been growing quickly over the past few years, but we aren't sure of the long term health effects. One of the reasons I began vaping was because I enjoyed smoking, but there were too many ...
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Smoking just after a workout

I smoke a cigarette just after workout at gym. Can that be more dangerous than smoking at a more ordinary time? For example, can it cause sudden cardiac arrest?
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How much risk am I taking by joining my coworkers for smoke breaks?

Several of my coworkers take regular smoke breaks outside the office a few times per day. I don't smoke, but I join them once or twice a day. There are a few reasons why I find it valuable to do this: ...
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Can quitting smoking cause stomach problems?

Say a person quits smoking (cold turkey), can it cause frequent bowel movements like 3-4 times a day and this frequent bowel movement lasting for month or more maybe. And because of frequent bowel ...
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What is the effect of smoking before or during early pregnancy on the baby?

I assume it will be harmful to the baby if a woman smokes while pregnant. How about the situation where the woman smokes, gets pregnant and then stops? Does the smoking in the period until the ...
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Gas from cigarette smoke

If a person walks indoors after smoking, they carry dust with them. But what about the gases from the smoke? Do those stick to the person or persist in the area and continue to pose a threat?