How smoking affects non smokers

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Avatar m tn A new study published in the November issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal shows twins who smoke show more premature facial ageing, compared to their non-smoking identical twins. The results also show that the effects of smoking on facial ageing are most obvious in the lover third of the face – around the chin and mouth.
3211536 tn?1359389169 What is harmful to the liver, as always it all depends on how advanced your liver disease is. Most people here don't have cirrhosis. So they can take NSAIDs just like a healthy person. A decompensated cirrhotic and have internal bleeding, an HE episode or kidney failure. So there is no one answer for everyone. What one patient can do another can't. What treatment works for one patient doesn't mean it will work for another. Haven't we seen this time and time again.
Avatar f tn I'm due May 2nd! And non-smokers are always the ones to jump and say things about pregnant women smoking whenever it is statistically proven that women that don't smoke have more babies born with asthma than women that do smoke.
Avatar f tn Increased red cell mass and turnover are associated with increased purine catabolism which promotes excessive production of URIC ACID. Smoking affects both cell-mediated and humoral immune responses by blocking lymphocyte proliferation and inducing apoptosis of lymphocytes. Smoking also INCREASES SERUM AND HEPATIC IRON which induce oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation that lead to activation of stellate cells and development of fibrosis.
382218 tn?1341185087 There is a fair bit of scientific literature indicating how cigarette smoke affects the immune system, which may help explain why smoking worsens MS. If you are a current smoker, my advice would be for you to quit smoking immediately.
Avatar f tn I think smoking weed it affects different ppl. Some get lucky that there kids come out fine. So ppl who say it don't is wrong. It effects ppl differently.
2120637 tn?1336002977 Damn spell check Hope you figure it out
Avatar f tn i know smoking is really bad when pregnant but i haveto be honest i have done it with all my kids im not proud of it but im addicted and i do cut down while im pregnant but i havent gave up i know alot of babies are fine when they are born but problems with their health could happen later on thats why i have cut down i was told the less i smoke the healthier my baby will be i have been checked to see how bad my smoking is and my midwife is very pleased with my i have cut down to 3 a day maybe so
Avatar n tn I was smoking mj once i didnt always smoke but this time i did! And i started feeling funny and i felt like i had to trow up, so i just layed down and my heart was pounding really fast! I was having a seizure, i almost went into a coma. Did me smoking mj cause all of this am only 18 i didnt have any illness or nothing.
Avatar f tn I smoked from age 13 to 33yrs old 1 pack a day quit 19yrs ago that makes me 52 yr old. I can tell you from a non smokers view that the smell of a smokers cloths,car or house is very unpleasent and repulsive. Don't kid yourself on how hard quiting is it is all in your head the phyical withdrawl is only a few days of discomfront. If you make your mind up and will yourself to quit then it is not hard at all.
Avatar n tn No matter how many discussions we have or how many different points of view are brought out, smoking marijuana is illegal and cannot be condoned. It's that simple.
1741471 tn?1407162630 SMOKING DESTROYS ORGANS It destroys your organs internally, especially lungs, liver, kidneys SMOKING SPEEDS UP YOUR HEARTBEAT Smoking as any drug, speeds up your heartbeat, your blood pressure increasing your risks exponentially to a heart attack SMOKING DESTROYS YOUR VOICE Smoking affects your throat, larynx and mouth. SMOKING DESTROYS YOUR MUSCLES SILENTLY AND DELAYS MUSCLE RESPONSE Smoking slows down your muscle response making you “AGE” quickly.
Avatar m tn To heck with smoking vs. non-smoking vs. whatever other social habit one wants to object too study. I simply want to see studies focused upon MORE alternative tx's, tx's which are MORE effective in slaying the dragon preferably without leaving trampled flower beds behind when the battle concludes, and even better yet one which identifies a HCV vacination to prevent the dragon from entering the kingdom in the first place.
Avatar f tn Well I havent had a period since april 30th, it never hit me until recently. I have been dealing with alot of family and personal problems and I think stress might be a factor. But me not being the type who has late periods from stress especially this long. maybe there might be a problem, well besides from that im not from virginia and i live with my fiance' and im not sure of the laws. all my friends that live here dont have children yet so they are no help.
Avatar n tn I'm not looking to lie, but nicotine is not what causes cancer in smokers. Also, what about those folks who use nicotine gum, patches, etc? They're not smoking, but enjoy the effects of the nicotine. If nicotine is like any other stimulant, why wouldn't caffeine be an issue for the insurance companies? Why wouldn't prescription stimulants be an issue, as well? There has to be a better way to test for smoking.
Avatar n tn , which is a similar form of irregular conductivity, so I've read. Maybe contaminates, other than nicotine, could be a cause for non-smokers, if that makes any sense. Ablation is the only procedure I've heard about that claims to help, but have also heard of symptoms returning after ablation. Suffering along with you with panic attacks, phobias, and certain uncertainty; I hope someday this will get fixed! By the grace of the GREAT PHYSICIAN, this can happen!!
535822 tn?1443980380 Seeing the compliant nature of smokers, they've moved to ban smoking on beaches, in parks and on sidewalks in some cities. Now they're calling for higher health insurance premiums for smokers. Had the tobacco zealots demanded their full agenda when they started out, they would not have achieved anything. Using the anti-tobacco crusade as their template and finding Americans so compliant, zealots and would-be tyrants are extending their agenda. Why not control what we eat?
Avatar f tn I'm tired of the judgement over that. It's a smokers choice to smoke while pregnant just how it's a non smokers choice.. It doesn't make me any less of a person or mother.. Just how some pregnant woman choice to formula feed instead of breast, doesn't make them less of a person or mother. I'm not trying to be rude, I'm trying to be real.
Avatar m tn • heavy cannabis consumption is associated with a higher prevalence of symptoms of chronic bronchitis and a higher incidence of acute bronchitis than in the non-smoking cohort; • cannabis used during pregnancy is associated with impairment in fetal development leading to a reduction in birth weight; • cannabis use during pregnancy may lead to postnatal risk of rare forms of cancer although more research is needed in this area.
162948 tn?1205256292 I asked my doctor about that and she said the IUD didn't have anything to do with the false negatives. Sometimes I feel like maybe they don't really know that much about the IUD, and how it affects a person once it is removed. It does appear to be common to have pregnancy symptoms once it is removed, but I feel (in my case) that it may be due to my lining still too thin, and the pregnancy doesn't last long. Hopefully in another month or so, I'll get my positive sign.
Avatar f tn thanks a bunch,iam realy trying to b calm but u know it is worst feeling to know that u have done all u can do&nothing more in your hands,beside waiting is killing,i wanna know after u had BFP what have u done with the 5embies,u dropped how many?&did u finally end in a baby?ihad 3 embies transfered but my RE says i can never complete with all of them&had to drop 1&c whether 2 remaining will complete or only 1,is this right?
749963 tn?1298041594 The only thing I ever heard was a study that more smokers get MS than non-smokers. Possibly due to the environmental therory part (lots of long term toxin use) Doc is soooooooooo fired.
Avatar n tn In looking at the data (what little there is) you can see that the non-smokers had fibrosis in over 40% of the patients and depending on what age group breakdown you consider in the daily smoking group you find a difference of 18-25% between them and the non-smokers. Now given that each "treatment arm" only contains between 68-107 people in it the statistical power contained within this study is virtually nil.
Avatar n tn According to recent case-controlled studies, marijuana smokers were equally if not LESS likely to develop cancers of the head, throat, and lungs then non-smokers. Cigarette smokers, as opposed to marijuana smokers, showed a significant (20 to 40 times greater) chance of contracting cancer then either other group. The problem associated with marijuana, then, is how it affects one personally. Do you find yourself apathetic, lazy, unhappy without pot even in the slightest?
Avatar f tn i am now ,,,a non smoker and ,i was just wonderin if anyone else had any bad side affects..when they quit ??
Avatar f tn me and hubby both are past smokers. I quit a few times and each time I went back I smoked more. I have been a non smoker now for over a year and know now not to let myself believe that I can smoke just a couple and I recognize that as 'addict' thinking. AH on the other hand has quit several times but each time he ended up replacing smoking with skoal. He considers himself a success case by quitting smoking and doesnt consider the skoal as the same thing. I have taken opiates in the past...
Avatar n tn my parents used to take him and would constantly complain how they had to wash all his clothes when he came over. smoking outside ALL the time was the only way to keep it off his home and clothing...and then washing my hands becomes a pain for the smoker but it is the only way to ensure no 2nd hand smoke gets on the baby. if she is planning on only going outside when the baby is there than it wont help....
Avatar n tn Why not take advantage of that fact-you have already made it this far-and make the decision and committment never to smoke again? Not sure how it affects your postsurgical healing, but I know you'd be doing your heart and lungs a huge favor. Hope you can manage it.