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chewing tobacco and copd

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
No: Chewing tobacco is related to oral cancer - since it is not smoked/inhaled it doesnt increase the riskof develoing emphysema/copd.
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Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
May not: Chewing tobacco may not cause COPD but it has as many disadvantages like oral cancers, laryngeal cancers etc.

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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It could: It could. Other health effects of chewing tobacco include receding gums, high blood pressure and cancers of the mouth and food pipe .I advice you to s ... Read More
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Chewing tobacco: Not only does smoking or chewing tobacco immediately raise your blood pressure temporarily, but the chemicals in tobacco can damage the lining of your ... Read More
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Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can: Though i don't think it's as bad as smoking because the onset is slower. The tobacco may or may not be contributing. Officially I should tell u to s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Same as quitting: cigarette smoking. Nicotine addiction is nicotine addiction, however you are taking it in. Irritablity, lack of concentration, anxiety and depression ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Determination!: Decide that you have enough will power to take control and do it!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Powitzky
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deadly: The benefits include not having to live as long.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Same as smoking: Both give you nicotine addiction, as well as being an "oral habit" - the need to have something in your mouth. Cold turkey works for about 3% of peopl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible: Anything that lowers your immune response, and/or irritates the lining of your mouth can precipitate cold sores or activation of herpes simplex vir ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Nicotine: It directly affects the intestinal t ract as well as relevant receptors in the brain.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: The most common causes of chronic cough are asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus infections and acid reflux from the stomach. A person with a chronic cou ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No, but: But it has a potential shorten your life! in any case you should -stop!

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