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Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
No: But it does cause cancer of the lips tongue and throat. That's bad enough.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Tobacco is one of the risk factor for oral cancer in addition to alcohol and other things.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
Yes, and Often Does: Over time the nicotine in the tobacco leaches out of the smokeless tobacco and decreases blood flow to the cheek and gum mucous membranes. This mucosa ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: There are more cancer producing chemicals in tobacco than letters in your question. And treatment often requires radical facial surgery. Oral cancer i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Carcinogens: It is the carcinogens in the tobacco that leach into the soft tissues of your mouth and cause the changes on a cellular level that result in cancer ce ... Read More
Dr. Travis Titlow
40 years experience Dentistry
Tissue contact: Smokeless tobacco is a "pinch" held between the lip and gum. The constant contact on the tissues allows the harsh and carcinogenic chemicals in the ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Hyde
41 years experience Dentistry
Duplication error: Cancer is basically an error in the genetic duplication of a cell. This can be caused by radiation, virus, chemicals, and other factors. With smoke ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) cause cancer by exposing the lining of the mouth or nose to toxins in the tobacco that can lead to cancer. They ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
33 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Unclear.: Smokeless tobacco describes such a diversity of products. Unfortunately most manufacturers don't tell the consumer exactly what their products contai ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes and no: Tobacco has nicotine which is a stimulant. It causes your blood vessels to constrict and your heart rate to increase.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Palpitations: Yes, stimulants can cause palpitations, and nicotine is a powerful stimulant. Cigarettes, cigars, dip, chew or any tobacco product has a significant a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
NO: But it causes other problems. Throw it away.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
36 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

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