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What are known health effects of smoking e-cigarettes

We do not know That's a bit unsatisfying as an answer, but it's the truth. Vaping is around for somewhat 13 years (invented in 2003), but the international breakthrough was so recent that no long ...
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Is there an established recommended maximum intake of cigarettes?

Yes It’s zero. See: Doll, R., & Hill, A. B. (1950). Smoking and carcinoma of the lung; preliminary report. British medical journal, 2(4682), 739–748. doi: 10.1136/bmj.2.4682.739 pubmed central: ...
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What are known health effects of smoking e-cigarettes

The question might need isolation into two parts: Nicotine addiction vs. inhaling combusted natural products Cessation and the mere use of vaped products. There should be little doubt that not ...
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Are tobacco packaging warning messages improving health of society?

There are some studied done about it. Here is the list of them Effectiveness of cigarette warning labels Perceived Believability of Warning Label Information Do Cigarette Warning Labels Reduce ...
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Is 2nd hand smoking worse than 1st hand smoking

TL;DR Yes, if one was to inhale the same amount of smoke passively as smokers inhale actively, it would be more dangerous. This is hardly the case though, as smokers also inhale parts of second hand ...
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Why do people smoke? Everyone knows it is unhealthy

Because when tobacco is smoked, nicotine causes physical and psychological dependency. You see, it acts on brain reward mechanisms, both indirectly (through endogenous opioid activity) and directly (...
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Are cigars less harmful than cigarettes?

This is a common misconception - they're both terrible. Harm from smoke is mostly dose-dependent, meaning the more you smoke the worse harm you are causing your body. But if we measure equivalent ...
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Does Nicotine cause Cancer?

There is not enough evidence either in support or in rebuttal... EFFECTS OF CHRONIC OR REPEATED EXPOSURE: Nicotine is a teratogen (capable of causing birth defects). Other developmental toxicity ...
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Why do female smokers often have creases above their lips?

Skin wrinkles and creases are generally caused by a breakdown of the collagen framework within the skin. Collagen is a key part of your skin's structure. It forms a network of fibers within your ...
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Quantify third-hand smoke exposure risk

The following are studies which indicate cancer risks from third hand tobacco smoke which to me seems non-ambiguous. Sleiman, M., Logue, J. M., Luo, W., Pankow, J. F., Gundel, L. A., & ...
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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?

As suggested by one small human study and one study in mice, nicotine might improve Crohn's disease in the colon but aggravate Crohn's disease in the small intestine. Nicotine Enemas for Active ...
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Are there beneficial compounds in cigarette smoke?

In short: In some studies, smoking was associated with reduced risk of retinopathy only in individuals with diabetes type 2, but with an increased risk in those with type 1. In diabetes type 2, ...
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Is it dangerous to inhale agar-agar jelly

You can't. Considering that agar melting temperature is approximately 85-95C / 176-185F and coals burns at around 200C / 392F at rest, providing temperature of at least 100C / 212F inside the bowl, ...
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How many people have been instantly killed by smoking?

Short answer: maybe a few, but not instantly. Nicotine poisoning exists but rarely is it fatal. Especially, when it is delivered through smoking. There have been very few incidents of death by ...
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Natural ways to quit smoking

Natural Ways to quit Smoking Candy and Gum. Sucking candy or chewing gum can occupy your mouth and time much the same as cigarettes. Even lollipops can help. The flavor of the gum keeps the mouth ...
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How much risk am I taking by joining my coworkers for smoke breaks?

Your question has no correct answer. It is up to take the pain for a gain. What I would do is look for other times when I can build rapports. However, studies show that non-smokers exposed to second-...
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How serious is the risk of second hand smoke?

Unfortunately, you can't make a probabilistic estimate if you will contract heart disease or some form of cancer - there are too many variables to consider. How big is the room? How many people are ...
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Toxicity of nicotine vs potassium cyanide

Most medical literature reports a similar level of toxicity between nicotine and cyanide - 50 mg for cyanide and 60 mg for nicotine as lethal doses. However, there is controversy over the true lethal ...
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Why does smoking increase the risk of developing medial epicondylitis?

Not too many studies showed any correlation between smoking and risk of epicondylitis but only one study mentioned it. They say: Smoking may interfere with the circulation to tendons, which not ...
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Too much sitting as bad as smoking?

If we compare the average increase in all-cause mortality due to sitting (approximately 50% according to meta-study published on NHS) and the average all-cause mortality due to smoking (aproximately ...
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How much damage is caused by smoking 2-3 cigarettes on a healthy body?

The moment you start smoking a cigarette, the damage to your body begins. Not only physical, but mental health also begins to decline. Here are a few things that happen inside a human body once ...
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Does relighting a cigarette have a harsher effect on your health?

This appears to be from a very old study The rate of chronic bronchitis among relighters (39·7%) was higher than the rate (32·9%) among the remaining cigarette smokers. The difference was of high ...
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Does Nicotine cause Cancer?

It is a common way to demonise substances in saying that they "cause cancer". In the case of recreational or habitual tobacco smoking there is no longer much debate over whether that is true or not. "...
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Are there beneficial compounds in cigarette smoke?

I've previously researched the answer to this question. I've inserted my research on this answer below. I'm very interested to hear what you think. Nicotine is a component of cigarette smoke. ...
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What are the effects of smoking in the first week of pregnancy?

You are still very early in your pregnancy, so it is likely that everything will be fine if you take measures to stop smoking now. I would highly suggest meeting with your OBGYN to discuss safe ...
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Is it normal to experience headache while quitting smoking

Yes, it is normal, since Nicotine is a drug which not only affect many parts of your body‚ but it also affect your brain. Withdrawal feelings usually are the strongest in the first few weeks after ...
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Weight increase after quitting smoking

The literature regarding smoking cessation and weight gain is abundant and probably I won’t be able to go through all the points in my post. Some years ago, a paper published in Obesity Reviews by ...
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How serious is the risk of second hand smoke?

Q: "How much risk (heart disease, lung cancer, etc.) am I at exactly? Is it a negligible amount or more serious. If it is possible to calculate or estimate, how can I do this? A source would be much ...
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How serious is the risk of second hand smoke?

Maybe this quote from a scientist who did secondhand smoke studies himself is more truthful than the first answer in the thread, which is grossly misleading. Secondhand smoke is highly diluded, by one-...
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Are there any studies on health effects of smoking once a month or less?

Today, most studies about smoking talk about passive smoking, pollution effect and how to compare pollution effect to smoking intensity etc. Now, what is considered as a light smoker by almost all ...
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