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Does smokeless tobacco cause hair loss

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Pollutants: All of the pesticides, fungicides and herbicides used on the growing tobacco leaves when they go throught the liver are turned into "estrogen-like" co... Read More
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Tars: Tobacco contains a number of complex organic alkaloids which are together called "tars." many of them are carcinogenic, and either can cause cancer b... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 50 years experience
No: But it does cause cancer of the lips tongue and throat. That's bad enough.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Unclear.: Smokeless tobacco describes such a diversity of products. Unfortunately most manufacturers don't tell the consumer exactly what their products contai... Read More
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: It is highly carcinogenic and often swallowed.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Woods
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Absolutely: Whether you smoke or chew, you get tobacco chemicals in your mouth, and absorbed in your body. It depends on the test, as far as how long it will show... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Yes smokeless tobacco is extremely harmful.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
Smokeless TOB&CA: Smokeless or chewing TOB has been linked to cancers of the oral cavity, esophageal and pancreatic cancers. Esophageal and pancreatic are two of the to... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Tobacco = cancer: Tobacco is a potent carcinogen. Any form of tobacco exposure increases your risk for cancer. That includes smokeless tobacco such as snuff or chewing ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Two bad things: Use of tobacco in any form is bad for one's health. Piercing the tongue can lead to infection and chewing tobacco at the same time can only make it wo... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
You should: Tell them up front, if it will not disqualify you, that you wanted this job so much you discontinued your smokeless tobacco 8 weeks ago. Cotinine is ... Read More