Do you get lightheaded from smoking?

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Posted 3/6/2013 by sarahruby in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 3/6/2013 2:22:18 PM
I get lightheaded when I smoke. I have even gotten sick to my stomach.
I smoke ultra light cigarettes, in case that matters.

I did a google search recently about getting lightheaded....supposed to be common for people that smoke. I also read that for some the lightheadedness goes away after time.

I am curious...if smoking makes you lightheaded, why do you continue smoking? Not judging, just really curious


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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:22:28 PM

I am curious...if smoking makes you lightheaded, why do you continue smoking?
I can't help but ask the same thing... why do you? As a previous long-term smoker, I can say that getting lightheaded and sick to your stomach when you smoke is, unless they're adding something new to cigarettes nowadays, not "normal" or common. Maybe for a first-time smoker, but not on a regular basis. Some people can't tolerate cigarettes and get nictotine poisoining; I would say you qualify and if you're smart at all, you'd stop trying to smoke. Period.



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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:31:54 PM
Many years ago when I started smoking, I do remember it making me lightheaded. I don't remember it making me sick to my stomach. The lightheadedness quit fairly quick. It has been a long time though. I quit February 23, 1986 so it has been a while.





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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:54:48 PM
It always made me lightheaded when I would smoke after not smoking for a long time. I haven't had a cigarette in 20 years, so I'm sure it would make me seriously lightheaded if I picked one up now.



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Posted: 3/6/2013 4:03:48 PM
Um it is because it is poison and robbing your body of oxygen and introducing nasty chemicals into your bloodstream. Why anyone would continue to smoke after feeling lighthead and/or nauseous makes no sense to me. But smoking period makes no sense to me.



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Posted: 3/6/2013 4:11:17 PM
If I smoked lightheadedness and nausea would be the least of my worries. Lung cancer and Emphysema would take precedence. Maybe this is a sign that it's time to take quitting seriously. Millions of people quit and you can, too.


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Posted: 3/6/2013 4:14:18 PM
you should probably quit if you are experiencing those symptoms on a regular basis.

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Posted: 3/6/2013 4:49:29 PM
No, I don't smoke anymore Actually, it's been years since I have smoked. I stopped b/c it made me lightheaded/sick. Figured my body couldn't handle it.

I was asking about it b/c I read that getting lightheaded is normal for some, due to the nicotine.

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Posted: 3/6/2013 4:54:51 PM
I'll admit... I'm a social smoker. If I'm out with friends and we're drinking, I'll smoke. And yes it does make me lightheaded and have a horrible headache the next day.

But then again, it's a social thing, which doesn't happen all that often for me. But I always want a cig if I'm drinking.








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Posted: 3/6/2013 5:41:40 PM
The *very* few times I have had a cigarette in my life, it makes me lightheaded. One of the many reasons I don't smoke.
I mentioned that to my aunt one time, she smoked for many years. She said she remembers feeling like that as a teenager when she was first smoking, but just waited until the feeling passed and lit up again.

Seriously, with ALL the reasons that smoking is bad for you, I don't know why anyone would do it. Especially if it makes you feel badly!


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Posted: 3/6/2013 5:57:42 PM

I'll admit... I'm a social smoker. If I'm out with friends and we're drinking, I'll smoke. And yes it does make me lightheaded and have a horrible headache the next day.

But then again, it's a social thing, which doesn't happen all that often for me. But I always want a cig if I'm drinking.


Me too. I don't care about smoking at all unless I've got some sort of drink, and then I HAVE to have one. I'd sooner not drink at all than have a drink and be unable to have even just one cigarette. It usually only makes me lightheaded for a few seconds, nicotine headrush. If I borrow a full-strength one from someone it's really a headrush. Yikes.

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Posted: 3/6/2013 6:33:54 PM
I stop about 2 years ago however, Had one the other day and got lightheaded.

(yes, It was one hell of a day and I don't drink)


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