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Cigarette smoking in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)


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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 03:40 AM

Cigarette smoking in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Physicians caring for SSc patients should prioritize smoking cessation and resources directed to supporting smoking cessation in patients with SSc should be available. Marie Hudson (PubMed) Arthritis rheumatologist. 2010 Oct 8. (Also see: Avoid Smoke)

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#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 03:46 AM

Hi Everybody,

Just a reminder that we 'lung patients' should be aware of other things that can affect indoor air quality (and therefore our lungs) such as candles, fireplaces, smoke and particulates from cooking, etc.

What reminded me? Setting off the smoke alarm grilling meat under the broiler the other day! That was bad, but then turning and seeing the sunlight slanting through the blue haze was a real shocker. :blush: I really didn't want to be breathing that!

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#3 Joelf

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:00 AM

Goodness me, Jeannie; what a good job you didn't set your kitchen alight!!

I used to have an old and rather unreliable oven where the thermostat would suddenly, for some bizarre reason, go very, very hot and burn whatever was in the oven to a crisp! There was no particular trigger to it either; it could go for ages perfectly alright and suddenly, having lulled me into a false sense of security, play up and fill the entire kitchen with smoke, which took ages to disperse. :angry: I would walk around the kitchen with a scarf over my face as I'm so terrified of inhaling anything that will further damage my lungs.

Sadly I also have a couple of neighbours who are budding pyromaniacs and light bonfires at the slightest provocation. :rolleyes: I don't like getting any of that smoke anywhere near my lungs either!! :(

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:06 PM

In general everyone needs to be aware of all sorts of fumes, whether they have an illness or not. My chiropractor, who is as healthy as can be, eats well, follows a holistic protocol, has Bell's Palsy from spending hours in a paint store with fumes. We are going through home renovation and I will be getting out of here for some of it. I am just not going through exposure to construction dust and fumes.

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