It is a kind of complicated subject these days but, the short answer is that No in general vaping is not as harmful as tobacco smoking. But - you really, really need some instructions on vaping until you learn all there is to it. The main thing is that one pod
A2A.No you cannot do away with health risks by reducing the number of cigarettes consumed per day, though it is quite difficult to root out the daily propensity for having an occasional puff or two. Switching to nicotene tablets/gums would be a feasible trade off between health risks and addiction. Read Nicotine gum.P.S: I was
With a strictly designated ration under your hypothetical paradigm, one cigarette a day wouldn't jeopardise your health greatly.In fact, in certain regions with severe air pollution, the amount of pollutants and chemicals one involuntarily inhales could be equivalent to smoking much more than
That's a really interesting question.Let me speak about my personal experience.My older brother and I are both hardcore gym addicts. We have been going to the gym for the past 5 years, quite religiously. I am a bit more in to sports and he is more in to the gym. Both of us have very similar genes (obviously!)
It's a very difficult question to answer, but looking at it from the perspective of someone who has never smoked is a very simple answer especially when you have seen one maternal parents die at a younger age than I am now. And the other maternal parent die at 65, which
For every 50 cigarettes smoked there will likely be 1 mutation per lung cell. On average a cell needs to have minimum of 3 crucial mutations for it to become a cancer cell or take the first step to become a cancer cell called
I found a very interesting answer to your question (that I'm personally interested in as well), via a metafilter topic that linked to the following study that researched different levels of intensity of smoking over different total smoking durations:http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/cgi...This study is based on a concept called
As a medical student, one of the most striking things that I've had to face is the incredible level of uncertainty surrounding a lot of our guidelines and practices in the field of medicine. There is a common adage that
Drugs have the property of
Smoking is injurious to health. Whether you smoke single cigarette or multiple cigarettes, tar will start getting trapped in your lungs. You will start with single cigarette but within few days or week, get addicted to it and start consuming more cigarettes. So I will suggest you to
I smoked about 4 cigarettes a day for approximately 10 years, from 16 - 26. From my early-mid 20s, every winter I would get chronic bronchitis that would last so long it would make the blood vessels in my throat break from coughing so long and hard. Also I had chronic stomach
If smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee makes giving blood take longer, does that mean partaking in these activities could benefit one in the event that they were losing blood?
So let me get this straight.Someone is bleeding out at the scene of an auto accident, and instead of a tourniquet or something similar, we offer the victim a double espresso latte and smoke? That might be nice, but I am not sure I want my life hanging on the results of this ‘Quora Wisdom'.
I have been a smoker for the past 5 years. I smoked a packet and a half daily without any meaningful break. I was a true smoker. I picked up the habit when taking smoke breaks between my studies. I was an overachiever in college and ended up being successful in my career.
Now there is no proven super food that will clean out your lungs in a couple of days.Remember that you have accumulated quite a bit of tar in your lungs which will require some rigorous routine in order to help clean out your lungs as soon
Your answer about air quality is valid, but unfortunately smoking is addictive. I am concerned about the environment also. I do think that there is a decline in smoking in the United States from what I have observed. I see "No Smoking" signs frequently in restaurants, bathrooms
What is more detrimental to your health: smoking a pack of cigarettes a day or drinking a 12 pack of beer a day?
I'm going to answer this from a general knowledge and personal anecdotal perspective rather than from a study-research one because I believe the answer is fairly obvious.There are VERY few people out there who can start putting away a 12 pack of beer as a teenage
Be careful, using the WRONG method to quit smoking will not only lessen your quality of life even more, but worse still, it will get you yet one step closer to the grave, even as you waste hundreds, or even thousands, of DOLLARS
Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Some of these harmful and negative effects are immediate.Nicotine from cigarettes is as addictive as heroin. Nicotine addiction is hard to beat because it changes your mind or brain. The brain develops extra nicotine receptors to accommodate the large doses of nicotine from tobacco. When the brain
Menthol, a mint-derived substance, causes skin to feel cooler by arousing nerve endings that sense cold temperatures. Cigarette manufacturers use menthol because it mellows the taste of burning cigarettes. Interestingly, intake of menthol is pretty safe. Animal studies indicate that high doses of menthol distributed over a long period of time do not cause observable
I believe they are. It's funny that, in a way, it's our own brains that do it. Tobacco control say
Statutory warning on cigarette packets has done little to prevent addicted people from practicing this deadly habit, which leads to cancer and many other respiratory diseases.Although many consider celebrities as their role models, they should not imitate their bad habits.
Absolutely. But it depends on what you mean by hyperextended. If you are talking about emphysema where the lungs become essentially "floppy", then it is bad because the patient will air trap due to the closure of the airways during expiration. This increases
According to the UK's well-known
Does lungs really recover after quitting smoking? If not what are the ways to restore the efficiency of lungs?
Benefits of quitting tobaccoSome health benefits begin almost immediately. Every week, month, and year without tobacco further improves your health.Within 20 minutes of quitting: Your blood pressure and pulse rate drop to normal and the temperature of your hands and feet increases to normal.Within 8 hours of quitting:
As long as you're not breathing more of that than oxygen, then sure, it shouldn't stunt growth. However, I'd say if you're exposed to 50%+ of it, your growth will definitely be stunted, and by a noticeable amount too.Smoking weakens your body, and effects brain function, so it'd also effect how much
The number of patients suffering from cancer every day is increasing. Before starting treatment for lung cancer, it is necessary to identify the cancer very well. As it starts from the bronchial epithelium, it is also called bronchial lung cancer. In most cases, most of the patients do not understand the symptoms of this cancer
Three important things to say: can not! Can not! ! Can not! ! ! The following brief explanation of the next reason. We usually think simply that the harm of smoking mainly comes from the accumulation of sticky substances like coal tar that can not be ejected
Now there is no proven super food that will clean out your lungs in a couple of days.Remember that you have accumulated quite a bit of tar in your lungs which will require some rigorous routine in order to help clean out your lungs as soon as possible.First of all, make sure
OZCoughing is the primary mechanism. If that's not working you can try postural drainage. Try different positions in your bed, lay flat for a while, then hang off the bed head down. Each position side to side about 10 mins. per. Cough in each position. Also, primary is to
Carrie, in general, in any rational sense of the words, it doesn't. In order to get any results at all connecting secondary smoke (which, if you think about it, is a much less propagandistic way of referring to what you call "passive smoking") to lung cancer, the EPA had to not only cherry-pick which studies to
While there's more to metabolism than heart rate, the heart rate can serve as an easily determined benchmark.If you are an occasional or a light smoker you will find that when you smoke and for a little while thereafter your heart
Dabs are one of the healthiest ways to consume cannabis. Smoking cannabis comes with carcinogens; dabs are concentrated THC, so there's no carcinogens to combust.A popular concentration consumption method is dabbing, the process in which extract is applied to a hot
While some parts of the lungs may heal from the damage caused by smoking, much of the damage is permanent and will leave smokers (and quitters) at an increased risk for a range of health problems.Smoking destroys cilia, which are tiny hairs in
When you smoke a cigarette, just with one puff you inhale following toxic chemicals -Acetanisole• Acetic Acid• Acetoin• Acetophenone• 6-Acetoxydihydrotheaspirane• 2-Acetyl-3- Ethylpyrazine• 2-Acetyl-5-Methylfuran• Acetylpyrazine• 2-Acetylpyridine• 3-Acetylpyridine• 2-Acetylthiazole• Aconitic Acid• dl-Alanine•
Is smoking cigarettes in moderation still very bad for you, for example one a day or only when imbibing or only on the weekends?
First, I wouldn't say one a day or a few on a weekend is "moderation." That level would be classified as very light smoking. If you look at research tables on smoking risks the "Light Smoking" level is usually more
No it isn't safe.I smoked for 5 years. Then switched to chewing tobacco as I can chew it in my own room also and my kids won't get passive smoke.I chewed tobacco for 15 years. Infact I am chewing it
The two main long term harms from smoking are probably an increase in one's chances of lung cancer and an increase in whatever degree of emphysema our lungs develop as we get older. Both seem to increase with the amount of smoking a person does, and both become pretty significant if one smokes regularly
Nicotine is well understood. The effects can be found with a quick Google search, so I'm not going to address this optional ingredient. PG and VG have been known to be safe for inhalation for quite some time. That just leaves the flavoring.The problem is, there's a lot of flavors. Plus, each flavor can be created via
The answer is a definite NO, since exercise has no influence on the negative health effects of smoking.How smoking causes COPD:chronic inflammation, consisting of enlargement of the mucous glands and remodeling of the walls of both large and
Congratulations on quitting smoking! That's the best detox on the planet for your whole body.Detox is woo science. Your body already has excellent methods of removing substances that are not useful or are harmful in some way.Your lungs create mucous to help remove trapped gunk such as dust,
Sticking to a diet of real, whole foods and strictly avoiding anything processed, refined, or artificial may help. Limit red meat, focus on fruits, vegetables, whole dairy, wild caught seafood, nuts, and whole grains. A diet that is mainly vegetables with plenty of dark leafy greens may keep
You stop tasting food, meaning you can eat bad food happily. Also it can lead to one not gaining any fat (What I hear from a lot of girls), as well as muscles- no matter however much you exercise (personal experience).You
EDIT - Jan 2015.There are literally hundreds of trials and studies that have been done on vaping now.A good place to start is E-Cig-research.I have been unable to find clinical trials too.The closest thing I could get was the results of a survey
being the #1 cause of death should be enough to discourage someone. Although if you wish to know exactly what happens it would take a very long time to count all if the issues.One of the main issues of smoking would be ruining one's alveoli.
People start smoking for various reasons. I started because I wanted to
Some methods to quit are more effective than the others, however, no one method is a 100% full-proof. Having said that let me cover a few ways that could potentially help.First of all the decision to quit smoking is a very big decision to make and it is important to have absolute clarity that your
All cigarettes are potentially harmful because of one simple fact: it's the smoke that kills.That can be encapsulated in a hashtag: #ITSSIt's The Smoke, StupidYou could conceivably try to manufacture a minimum-harm cigarette using a source material with the least measurable toxins after curing.
Why do the majority of smokers still smoke regular cigarettes when electronic cigarettes are said to be less harmful?
The reasons are many:Inertia: Many smokers like what they are doing and don't want to change, see no reason to change and are generally unwilling to change.Lack of accurate knowledge: There has been some adverse publicity and media coverage, much of which has since been proved inaccurate. The most noted cases being the FDA press release in
Nicotine, which is the active chemical component of cigarettes, affect the hypothalamus in the brain. This is the part responsible for appetite. Studies are still ongoing but, it's been found that nicotine suppresses appetite and increases metabolism. Some research has shown that the heart beats twice as fast while smoking; causing the body to
Yes, it will. Because when you smoke, you lose your appetite and either eat less or skip a meal. You also get an energy boost yet reduce stress, which helps you get through more work and for longer hours, thus burning more calories.But smoking is NOT worth it's weight-loss
No. But if you start smoking and become addicted then you will probably gain weight if you quit.That is the conventional wisdom anyway.However, there are a lot of gray areas. Once upon a time, Lucky Strike ran a campaign: "Reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet," and showing
Will inhaling steam help the recovery of my lungs? If not, what are the other effective ways to do so? I have recently quit smoking.
Probably not. And if you go overboard with the heat, could make it worse - remember, it's the high heat of the air coming through the cigarette which does the damage, not the tobacco. (eg, smoking a pipe (with much cooler temp.smoke) gives you
Smoking can greatly affect your height potential.Because of the damage done to the body, it will make your body weaker, and your body will then be too weak to reach your expected height. It's pretty simple.Height is mostly genetic, but also determined a lot by environmental factors. It depends on when
I quit cold turkey, but I was interned in the hospital for over a week because of surgery for a smoking-related blood clot in my leg. While I don't recommend this route for everyone (to wait until you're sick in the hospital), being in a place for 9-10 days where I
Let's check the main components that can be found in e-liquid: Propylene glycol has been studied since the 40's, considered a GRAS substance, and has even been used as a solvent for drugs to treat *lung* diseases. Those formulations have been designed to be *inhaled* by people in very fragile health conditions.In fact, Hon
Good Question Actually. Cant explain within quora. I have added a detailed article here. You can check it out if you have some time :)Many people who smoke say they smoke to relieve stress, or they smoke more when they are experiencing stress. People who have quit smoking say stress is
To understand this you need to know what happens when you become a smokerYour resting BP will go highYou have a lot of free radicals in your body.Your lungs will not work at full strength.Studies say that it also effect testosterone production in your body.So basically it do
Do you still see people smoking after having quit a long time ago and long for a smoke, even just for a moment?
Absolutely, though it's been nearly 5 yrs since I quit, and my mom said the same, though she'd been quit for over 10 yrs, at the time of her death.I have a terrific advantage, though: I vape, and that not only allowed me to quit, without any suffering, it's also the ONLY cessation method that also helps prevent
I'm going to answer this question based on my personal experience, and I'm not going to repeat any of the same anti-smoking talking points that have been common knowledge for decades.I've been a smoker for 25 years.I started at 12 and quickly became a pack a day smoker (20 to 25 cigarettes in
Be careful, using the WRONG method to quit smoking will not only lessen your quality of life even more, but worse still, it will get you yet one step closer to the grave, even as you waste hundreds, or even thousands, of DOLLARS
Every time I open my bedroom window, no matter what time of day or night, cigarette smoke come into the room from outside. I never see anyone smoking outside. What should I do to figure out where it's coming from?
Sorry i have no idea.I can sometimes smell cigarette smoke coming from the corner of my living-room. No one smokes in our house. can you tell me where its coming from.My wife did an evp in one of our bedrooms and recorded what sounded like an elderly man groaning in pain. It made the hairs on my neck
Most of my adult life I've been a heavy smoker. I've also quit several times.Each time I've quit smoking (and drinking) I've resumed doing the only sport I really enjoy doing: cycling.The last time I quit was 201 days ago. After about a week I stopped coughing when going uphill. Approximately
If you've just quit and you're hit with a craving and you find yourself overwhelmed by it don't panic, you've got this. Take a mental step back from whatever you're doing. Visualize something that makes you happy, or calm, or look around wherever you are and mentally describe the object of your gaze to yourself. Let's say
How to start my recovery phase after quitting smoking and what is the best possible way to quit smoking forever
. It is a prudent idea to stop smoking*. Why, because-------------------Quitting has almost-immediate benefits. Your circulation will improve and your lungs will work better. Your lung cancer risk will start to drop over time. Ten years after you kick the habit, your odds of getting the disease
Only 4 to 7% of people who attempt to quit smoking are able to do it cold turkey. Getting support from your healthcare provider, which includes counseling and medication, can double your chances for a successful quit.Nicotine can cross the blood-brain barrier within 10 seconds after it is inhaled. When nicotine reaches the brain, it triggers
As a smoker and a heroin addict (now seven years sober), I have to give you the bad news. You cannot convince anyone to stop doing anything. They say that cigarettes are more addicting and harder to quit than heroin. I used to laugh at that. Until I finally quit heroin and tried
I've been smoking for 63 years. I never wanted to quit, but I did one time for three months. What happened was I fell in love with someone and wanted to marry them, but they didn't like smokers. So I just stopped smoking. I didn't use anything to help me quit or experience any withdrawal
Well, I smoked cigarettes from the age of 14 until two years ago when I was 65, then switched to vaping, so in my case, sixty seven years so far.If however you're looking for figures on average smokers longevity, you'd have to research that yourself. ‘A' smoker is far too vague, that's like asking
I wanted desperately to quit smoking but I couldn't breathe properly after having meals without smoking a cigarette. What should I do to stop the cravings of smoking cigarettes?
The craving is obviously the nicotine. If you decide to go the vaping route, remember that you need to find something right for you. To quit initially, I recommend a pod system like a SMOK Novo, or Nord. You can look the pros and
If I stop smoking right now will the damage I did from 20 years of smoking go away or is the damage permanent?
It's much more complicated than just that.20 years of damage won't go away that easy and it will take time for your lungs to heal.Although, a human body can work wonders in healing itself by flushing out unwanted particles and toxins
Yes, it's definitely wrong for the following reasons -It is very harmful - Many people can't even fathom the intensity of the harm that smoking causes. It ruins your liver, harms your lungs, your heart, increases blood pressure, gives you oral problems, increases your chances of getting
Javed, your body is a wonderfully designed machine. Even before you have stopped smoking, in between your cigarettes, your body is trying to heal the damage your smoking habit causes. But, because you smoke every half hour or so, your body
There are at least two reasons I can think of, one of which I've seen others express, and one of which I haven't.The first usually seems to be expressed by those with antismoking leanings: i.e., that food will supposedly taste better when one quits smoking. I've never noticed a difference during periods when I haven't smoked, although it's rarely
João Pargana's answer quite nicely covers a good bit of what I'd consider important in answering this question, but I'd like to add one thing. The question clearly stems from antismoking propaganda: i.e. messages created and put out into public view with the intention of reducing smoking,
This will be very short. I facilitated approximately 350 people wishing to quit smoking. In my experience, NOBODY can make a smoker guit. Wives, children, doctors and others may give input to support or give options for quitting and not quitting; however, in my experience, the smoker will only quit when they themselves make the decision to do so.
No, don't try it. It is a filthy and disgusting habit that will cause disease and cancer. And your breath and your clothes will stinkIt doesn't even taste good and as a non smoker you will have to FORCE yourself to get over the initial disgusting phase. A very important secondary reason is cost.In the
That depends heavily on your situation. My default is no, because I know way too many young people who start smoking in reaction to relatively low stress. If you go to smoking because work is stressful, or for non stress reasons, where can you go from there?Anyway, cigarettes are very expensive so you need
I have been a smoker for the past 5 years. I smoked a packet and a half daily without any meaningful break. I was a true smoker. I picked up the habit when taking smoke breaks between my studies. I was an overachiever in college and ended
Smoking is injurious to health. This is something almost every adult person would know. But what is not known widely is the extreme difficulty on part of smoke-addicts to give it up completely. As a matter of fact only few succeed. Quitting smoking does good to the smoker. The only adverse effects of quitting smoking are the
Even when you're trying to quit the smoke, you may still notice some awful things happening in your body. But, I'm sure you'd rather deal with these nicotine withdrawal symptoms than carry on smoking and hurting yourself.Nicotine withdrawal symptomsPhysical symptoms:Your Chest Will TightenFeeling constipatedSevere HalitosisVertigoMental Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms:Cravings and Over-IngestionRead more: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms
Hi friends, want to get the tips to decrease drug addictions and quit smoking. There is a site where there are number of unknown techniques you can find it by doing a research in google as "Tips4Sober". There are enormous number of tips which will be very beneficial to stop any sort of harmful drugs. I'm not promoting the
CV/Pulmonary physiology and pathology are very closely related. Whenever there is a disease of the heart, the lung will often follow suit and vice versa. A few examples:Left ventricular dysfunction (can be due to myocardial infarction, systemic hypertension, dilated cardiomyopathy, aortic valve stenosis, etc...) will lead to pulmonary
I walked into a hypnosis office after smoking 2 pks. a day for a long time. I was to start the new year teaching students the next week. I went back two weeks later for a second session and I have not had a cigarette since. The reason it
First thing first, Will Power!You will have to have strong will power to quit smoking. Remind yourself constantly that you have promised not to smoke again. Self esteem is good thing....breaking a promise actually lowers your self-esteem. Never allow yourself to fall into that trap.Collaboration or group-ism helps-
2 factors where I went against the common advice that I think helped (after probably 6 or 7 previous serious attempts over 20 years.)I didn't do it for me. I did it to stop the tobacco companies and the government(s) getting any more money from me. Maybe my dislike of these entities is greater than the my liking
I can imagine a variety of answers to this questionThe first will be, ‘now!'For your health's sake, that is very good advice. However, for your chances of succeeding, the odds are massively in favour that you will fail. The success rates for quitting smoking cold turkey, or with NRT products, without counselling are about
I had my first smoke when I was 14 years old. From that point forward I smoked at a minimum one pack a day. I have always been more on the healthy side. I run every other morning, Lift weights, and did sports all throughout life. The bad
I tried many times to quit smoking but every time I came back to it so I am not sure I should answer this but heck who cares.Most important reason I think are the campaigns held by governments and many NGOs who are trying
As you can see from a couple of the other answers, denial is not just a river in Egypt. It is alive and well and prospering among us.The health problems caused by tobacco are well researched and well known. They are not myths, they are facts. Anyone who ignores these facts does so
There are several Quora questions that are close to this one, but this one's a little different so I guess it shouldn't be redirected. I'm going to pretty much just repeat an answer I gave a few days ago though, since people on this thread may not otherwise see it, but
Quit for Your Health:It causes heart disease, stroke, lung diseases like chronic bronchitis and emphysema, osteoporosis, and cataracts. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke cause an estimated average of 438,000 premature deaths each year in the
The actual "risk" you experience from that level of smoking should be extraordinarily low, even if you do it for decades on end. If you have Alpha-Antitrypsin-1 deficiency it could bring on COPD several years sooner than if you didn't smoke at all (although I don't know of any studies actually showing such an
Probably a few reasons, but the biggest is you dont experience any of those health problems immediately. So then it becomes a kind of rebellion thing,
Of course! Cigarettes are only harmful. The extent of the damage they cause depends on your biological / genetic status, which is really hard, if not impossible, to know. For some people, one cigarette in a lifetime is enough to cause lung cancer. For others, decades of damage isn't enough
While the answers here run the gamut, it is safe to say that the "positive" benefits suggested could all be gained through other means, which negates attributing them to smoking. On the other hand, whatever fleeting pleasures are achieved through smoking a whole pack will be readily
Being as how I am not a cardiologist or a doctor in any regard, from personal experience I will tell you this: noVaping has given me a second chance in life after having smoked cigarettes from 1998–2018. During that near 20 year span, I was losing taste, smell and my lung capacity was decreasing it seemed every
I've talked to a few doctors about smoking and they all say that moderation is the key. I've been told that a few cigarettes at night with a beer to relax will do very little long-term damage. The problem with cigarettes is how
Hi, I'm a journalist who writes extensively on international tobacco regulation.I'm not aware of a single airline in the world which prohibits you from carrying cigarettes. Even Bhutan Airlines, the carrier of probably the most anti-smoking country on the entire globe, will let
Oh reader:There is no safe exposure to a carcinogen. Which is why you shouldn't eat processed meat even once:World Health Organization Says Processed Meat Causes CancerYou shouldn't travel by air, there's dangerous radiation at high altitudes:Study Examines Cancer Rates Among Flight AttendantsYou probably also don't want to live in a major city with traffic