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 panic attacks?................................…
always in school when im asked to continue on reading out loud to the class or read an essay out that we had the night b4 my voice starts trembling and i cant breathe and i have to stop.the teacher ...

 How does smoking shorten lifespan?

 What is kerry katonas illness?
on the crazy in love advert kerry says about having to go to rehab for her 'illness' what is her illness exactly ...

 Whst are the Pro's and Con's of Smoking?
What do you think is good about smoking and what do you think is bad about smoking?...

 How do you help someone having an asthma attack?
a friend of mine was having an asthma attack today and luckily had her inhaler with her, I was wondering if there was any way to help someone who was having an asthma attack that didnt have an ...

 is weed bad for lungs?
is smoking weeed bad for ...

 i feel SO anxious ,just gave up smoking, will it stop??
I`m 51. been smoking roll up`s for 20 years, ivè got to stop before they stop me.
I have patches,not touched one cig since 5 days ago,
I feel so on edge,up tight,nervous,started coughing,i`...

 12 hour nosebleed??
My father has had a nose bleed for about 12 hours, and has tried to stop it many times. The bleeding will stop for a few minutes, but then it starts gushing out blood again. He is 50 years old. What ...

 how do i stop snoring? help!?
i snore a bit and its really embarrassing when we go for excursions and my friends tease me. i am really thin so its not obesity or anything.please help me out of this problem!...

 Someone smoked in the same house as my 2 year old :(?
On Christmas day, all the family were at my brother in laws. I didn't know until that day that his house mate smokes in his bedroom upstairs. I could smell smoke in the house faintly all day but ...

 Does your bed partner's snoring keep you awake ?

 Where can i smoke without mum knowing?
At home of course....

 Why are smokers attracted to garbage science to prove that smoking is good?
I got this answer for another question:
Armand Van Hoye:

Paracelsus knew 500 years ago that every substance can be a poison.

If you drink 15 l water in one hour, it is a ...

 Do I have the swine flu?
Probably not, but meh.

A few months ago I developed a cough, was spitting up phlegm, pressure in my lungs, and so on. The phlegm is cleared up but I still cough occasionally. Often I can ...

 every time i smoke cannibis i get really bad wheezing chest?
i get it in the morning real bad wheezing and its a bit hard to breath i used to smoke but know i dont the weezing always goes after about an hour what do you think the problem could ...

 Should I take steroids?

 How can i get my boyfriend to stop smoking pot?
i honestly HATE marijuana and stupid stuff like that. So im wondering how to make him stop, without making him mad :/...

 does anybody know what I can take to stop coughing?
I have the worst itcy throat caused by postnasal drip and it's kept me up all night long. I'm even starting to get a sore throat from it any advise on what will help?...

 I accidently took Nyquil in the afternoon?
will this make me sleepy. i didnt realize it until i took it....

What testing methods are used for determining if smoking is bad for people.?

Smiling JW™
The counting of cause of death certificates by smoking related diseases.

Shane B
cancer in the u.s is Pretty because of smoking

Well. I don't know about testing, but the proof is in all this: Family histories, "cause of death" charts, lung cancer cases in smokers vs. non-smokers, pictures of damaged organs in smokers vs. non-smokers. Google it.

It's called death.

me, smoking for a year, my aerobic respiration is going down hill

Born Again Atheist
It's not rocket science. Smoking causes a multitude of health problems. All of them can lead to an early death. That's all you need to do is look around at the people that smoke, notice that a lot of them are on oxygen. Then count the number of deaths that can be attributed to smoking.

You could smoke five packs of cigarettes a day for a year, then have a chest x-ray to see the damage to the lungs.

There are lots of different tests.

There are some done in labs where they attach certain chemical traces to cells, and see if they kill the cells.

Anecdotal evidence is a big use too.

Otherwise it's done through study groups where they compare non-smokers to smokers and put them through different screenings & tests such as how much oxygen they can hold in their lungs, how much flows around their bodies, rates of cancer & lung & heart disease, attention, IQ, etc etc

super mike
drop a cigarette butt in the toilet and let it sit for an hour...

Jennifer P
Testing done on lab animals and extensive research done on cadavers.

escape the fate!
cutting a smoker open and looking at there black lungs.

Noticing that they are MUCH more likely to die of lung cancer is a pretty good indication

Spiral CT scans will show the damage to the lungs. MRI will also. Breathing tests, showing the strength of the lungs. Lung biopsies. Vein and artery ultrasounds. Brain scans. MRI of the kidneys. Bladder scans. Smoking will affect almost all organs.

When someone gets cancer, they're asked if they smoke. Many people say yes; though that's fairly conclusive, I'm sure there are a few tests done on animals or new smokers to record its effects on the lungs. Tests could range from recording respiratory rates and coughing episodes to x-rays, CAT scans and lung biopsies, and probably do. Just do some googling, there's definitely been at least some research.

But even if you don't, just think about Cancer's origins; it begins when some foreign energy or contaminant causes a mutation in your DNA. If you subject your lungs to foreign chemicals the human species has just learned to inhaled, natural selection wouldn't have provided any defense; its just looking for a very specific bolt. They have a toolbox full of bolt sizes they're familiar with, and with those bolts they're building a robot (the robot is your body, the bolts are chemicals, and you are your immune system). If you decide to go to a warehouse with every bolt in existence (or every chemical on earth), most are probably not going to work for your robot. But if you put a bunch of random bolts in your toolbox and can't recognize them, just as an inexperienced kid may use the wrong lego piece, you may (and, given enough bad bolts, WILL) use the wrong one, just an evolutionary inexperienced immune sytsem may accept harmful chemicals. Thats why our skin and our lack of orifices are so important; because there things harmful to our bodies, our best defense is to just block most of them out. That's also why I don't like drugs; while most medicine and even a few narcotics (like marijuana) have benefits, we simply don't know enough about the human body to know its full effect; because our bodies have just been introduced to them, neither do our immune systems. Who's to say we aren't using bad bolts and causing cancer when we take, well, anything? Its risky buisness; that's why polls and questionaires are current the best way to judge the safety of a drug. Trying to analyze all its possible effects is like trying to trace how a boogie boarders wake in NJ will effect the wave size in Australia. Your better off just using trial and error.

Don't smoke. ;)

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