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CIGARETTES/ESTROGEN/GYNECOMASTIA

i have a question pertaining to cigarettes/tobacco and how they effect estrogen and estrogen receptors in the body. I recently had gynecomastia surgery and want to make sure tobacco does not influence any growth in the breast area. I quit smoking marijuana from learning it can induce gynecomastia and act on receptor sites so this is a question pertaining to tobacco. Thanks!

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Hi!
Tobacco smoking actually reduces estrogen levels and causes early menopause in women.  I'm assuming it would have similar effects in men too.  If this is not a good enough reason to quit smoking, I could give you some others!  ;)
Good luck!
Dr B
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