Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Increased heartbeat and anxiety when mother-in-law smokes. Is it normal?

My mother-n-law smokes on average 3 or packs of cigarettes a day. I sit in this apartment all day long as smokes but lately I have noticed that I feel really weird when she smokes almost like my heart is racing and I feel high level of anxiety . I am constantly spraying air freshener to cover up the smell of the smoke because it extremely irritating but now they seem like I am annoying them by doing this. Is it right for my heart to feel this way while she smokes or am I just exaggerating?
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  16
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Since your mother in law smokes three packs a day and you spend almost the entire day with her, you are being exposed to a high amount of second hand smoke. Passive smoking is harmful for your body and even increases one's risk of developing lung cancer even if you are a non-smoker. So it is quite possible for you to feel sick. Spraying air fresheners won't help much. Try opening the windows and if that is not possible, try to avoid being in the room where she smokes.

Best wishes.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]

Related questions you may be interested in


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor