Sep 26, 2008 - 7:10 pm
First let me preface this with the statement that I am NOT a "smoker." At 29, I have a colorful group of friends and about half of them smoke (and we are all intelligent, educated individuals who know the risks). I'm around it a lot and, on occasion, I will partake with a cocktail. I started ABVD (one time 10 days ago) but had such a bad reaction to Bleo that they took me off of it: Now it's just AVD. Bleo is the drug notorious for causing lung problems, but now that I'm not on it, is my risk the same BAD, DAMAGING, HARMFUL risk as anyone else's? In other words, I know I shouldn't smoke, but if I do and I'm off bleo, am I technically at the same risk as anyone else? And I do understand that my white counts will be low so fighting off disease/infection will increase with anything. Thanks in advance for reading my loaded question and responding with dignity.