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Includes questions related to the abuse of and dependency on nicotine and nicotine products including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.
Asked in Health, Smoking and Tobacco Use, Tea
Is smoking tea bad for your health?
Any form of smoke inhalation is bad for your health. All forms of smoke contains tiny particles of carbon and partially-burned carbon chains that has the ability to latch onto your bodily cells and damage them, causing injury to those cells and even the growth of cancer. Smoke also contains other sub-chemicals which dissolve in the bloodstream, causing damage to the arteries and making them inflamed. Over time they will also cause fat to be clogged up in your arteries, causing strokes and...
Asked in Mental Health, Smoking and Tobacco Use
What is a natural property of nicotine?
Nicotine is an allelochemical. All plants naturally produce scores of these chemicals to protect them from herbivores, pests or contesting plants, to grow and to reproduce. Very little research has been made into allelochemicals (apart from nicotine!) but what little has been performed suggests that many could be toxic (in the appropriate dose) or even carcinogenic. Nicotine is produced by the tobacco plant to repel pests. Nicotinic pesticide is approved for organic farming use. Additionally, the pharmaceutical industry is trialling nicotine-based drugs to treat...
Asked in Homeschooling, Smoking and Tobacco Use
How does smoking affect your social life?
Smoking can ruin your life in many ways. When teenagers smoke their relationship with their parents go south. Most parents do not approve of their children smoking and will do anything to prevent it but some children just do not listen. When most teenagers rebel from their parents, the parents start to wonder if they are actually doing good jobs as parents and maybe they are the reason for this sudden rebellious act. However, little do they know that it is actually...
Does chewing smokeless tobacco affect the eyes?
My optometrist tells me it does affect the eyes. He said that my eyes weren't getting as much oxygen due to using tobacco, and that it was just beginning to affect my vision in one of my eyes. I quit chewing 9 days ago, and I plan to stay off it forever. ...
Asked in Smoking and Tobacco Use
Is passive smoking and direct smoking the same?
No, because passive smoking is inhaling the second hand smoke that Other people smoke and exhale. Direct smoking is when the person inhales the smoke that they themselves smoke. If you have a cigarette in your mouth, that's direct smoke. If you inhale other people's smoke, that's passive smoking....
Can you smoke when you have a fever?
You should not. A fever usually indicates that your body is fighting an infection. Smoking inhibits good circulation of the blood and that can prevent the healing work of your immune system from having full effect and prolong your recovery or worsen the condition. Obviously, it would also be contraindicated if the infection or the symptoms are in the respiratory system. Treat your body better and consider getting on a smoking cessation program if your health is important to you and to...
Is smoking hookah illegal for minors?
Kind of, that is because it is flavored tobacco. In the laws eyes buying any form of tobacco under the age of 18 is illegal, however you can smoke hookah at 16 but you can not own it. There is an alternative that is legal to buy at any age. It is called Soax which is herbal that contains no tobacco and none of the harmful chemicals like nicotine. It is not illegal for minors to use this due to it...
Asked in Smoking and Tobacco Use
Can you snort a nicotine lozenge?
We are not sure. We can tell you that it would be extremely dangerous. Nicotine is a deadly poison when it is introduced into the body too rapidly. We wouldn't try it, and anyone who would needs to take a good look at their compulsive behavior. ...
Will a claim for a smoker be denied if the policy is for a non-smoker?
There is a probationary period from the date that the policy is sold and accepted. If the applicant lied on the insurance form and dies during that period, the insurance company investigates (they always do, to my knowledge, when there is a death), and finds the lie, the company is obligated to pay ONLY the premiums paid to the date of death. If the insured dies as a smoker AFTER the probationary period, my experience in reading TONS of policies is that...
How does smoking harm the environment?
In a small way one person smoking one cigarette emits a small amount of polluting smoke and gases into the atmosphere. (This does not contribute to global warming, as the carbon dioxide was recently removed from the atmosphere when the tobacco was growing. This is part of the carbon cycle.) In a small way one person throwing away one cigarette butt adds a poisonous object to the environment that often gets washed into waterways and rivers, and eventually into the ocean. A: Actually, in...
Asked in Cheating, Marriage, Smoking and Tobacco Use
How do you get your dad to stop cheating?
ANSWER: first of all if you are the kid, I do am sorry if your father is having an affair. Now you want to know how you can tell your dad to stop? by talking to him and tell him that if he loves you, he needs to stop what he was doing, or you can ask him to move out before things gets bad and hurt so many people. Once again I am sorry.. ...
Science has shown that smoking causes cancer Which is an example of how society responded to this information?
One example of how the public has responded is: Has it? Extremely flawed, cherry-picked, biased and obsolete epidemiological studies have SUGGESTED that smoking MAY INCREASE THE RISK of cancer. Smoking is just one of many SUSPECTED CONTRIBUTING FACTORS for cancer. For example, there are at least sixty suspected contributing factors for lung cancer - alcohol, dairy products, fumes from gas appliances, owning a colour TV set or a refridgerater, family history of cancer, traffic pollution, asbestos, radon, sawdust and wood burning stoves being...
How long does nicotine stay in your blood system?
If you are getting nicotine from smoking a cigarette, you know that nicotine works quickly, so it does not last long in the bloodstream. Most of the nicotine is gone in a couple of hours, which is why most people need to smoke throughout the day to keep the nicotine levels up. It would pretty much be out of your system in 24-48 hours. One thing to note is that their are some rare people who do metabolize nicotine slowly, so just be aware that...
How long does nicotine stay in your bloodstream?
The nicotine should be out of your system within 3 - 4 days after your last cigarette. But the cravings for it will last quite a bit longer since nicotine is addictive both physically and psychologically. ...