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Could my sore throat be due to second hand smoke?

I have been living in a house with my mom who is a about six cigarette a day smoker (or so she claims) for 14 years. I am 14. She probably even smoked when she was pregnant with me even though she denies it. I moved in with my cousins. My aunt and uncle both smoke. Just about every second of the day someone has a cigarette. How does this affect my health? I've been having a sore throat recently and thought I had caught a cold because I had moved from sunny Florida to cold Missouri but had no other symptoms. I feel fine, I just have a sore throat. Maybe there's something wrong with my lungs? Any ideas or information would be greatly appreciated :)

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sounds to me like its the climate change cupcakes. while second hand smoke can give you a sore throat, im thinking its the weather messin with ya right now.

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Thanks guss :)
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Although actual smoking is known to cause a sore throat, there is no evidence that secondhand smoke can cause this so I wouldn't say it is; the cold is more likely the cause. However, secondhand smoke is as dangerous as firsthand smoke because it increases your risk of getting the same diseases smokers get like cancer. Read about this in detail from http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/TobaccoCancer/secondhand-smoke.

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Thanks :) I feel so ignorant now thinking that the smoke is causing sore throat. I've just never had this before and all the smoke has really been bothering me.
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Only way to know is go to the doctor,right now they say second smoke causes everything.Which can not be true reasonng.How did man get sick before cigarettes?Your doctor will make sure it is not an infection of some kind.You said you moved from Fl to MO if they are using heat you are not use to furance air it kicks up dust,mold,and drys the air which could be causing you to have a sore throat.Good Luck:)

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Second hand smoke does in fact NOT cause a sore throat Cupcakes. Especially that few cigs

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Okay thanks, I feel stupid now haha :)
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haha thats okay, atleast your smart enough to ask instead of assuming
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smoke particles get trapped in the mucus lining the back of your throat, and cause irritation. second hand smoke DOES cause a sore throat KIT KAT!
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possibly try not to be around it, see if your throat feels any btr.

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