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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
43 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes smokeless tobacco is extremely harmful.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Smokeless tobacco is an important cause of oral cancer. Alcohol is another. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/tobacco/sm ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Tobacco of any kind: Tobacco use of any kind is the big leading cause of oral cancer.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
43 years experience Dentistry
Very likely: Soft tissue changes and recession or the movement of the gum down the root of the tooth are very common. The changes are considered by many to be pre ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
No. Smokeless : No. Smokeless tobacco causes cancer of the tongue, mouth, and throat, and may also cause cancers of the stomach and intestine. These are extremely d ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
It Varies For People: Smokeless tobacco contains the same cancer inducing chemicals that are in all tobacco products. Since it is held in the mouth, the harmful chemicals a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Unlikely: It is chronic trauma which leads to cancer. Not just once or twice. Not to say that you could not get cancer. You could. But you could get cancer ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Who knows?: I doubt there are any scientific studies to answer that question. The more you use the any type of tobacco, the greater your risks. Why play with fir ... Read More

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