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Old 05-23-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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Second Hand Smoke + Pill

I'm on the pill and I don't smoke, but my whole family does. Whenever I pass through teh garage or do laundry in there i inhale the 2nd hand smoke. I know smoke\ing affects the strength of the pill, but does small amounts of 2nd hand smoke have a big difference? I don't hang with them when they're smoking, so I think I'll be fine. Anyone wanna confirm that?

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Old 05-23-2005, 12:45 PM   #2
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Re: Second Hand Smoke + Pill

its not that smoking affects the strength of the pill but that smoking while on the pill increases your chance of blood clots & stroke. 2nd hand smoke, although unhealthy to breathe in, wont make your pill less effective.

Old 05-23-2005, 01:30 PM   #3
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Re: Second Hand Smoke + Pill

Yep it won't make the pill less effective. My neurologist did warn me that being around second hand smoke a lot could increase my risk of a stroke while I'm on the pill since I have migraines.

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