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what's the rik of using smokeless tobacco?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cancer and more: You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel disease leading to heart attacks, stroke, gangrene and shortens life by about ten years.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can use to help me to quit using smokeless tobacco

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Gum works best: Nicotine gum works best but any tobacco cessation program will work.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to get gum decay from smokeless tobacco?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Don't find out: You are referring to "gingival recession." here's some info from nci: http://dccps.Nci.Nih.Gov/tcrb/less_effects.Html the thought behind the question sounds like, "i'll just chew tobacco until i get gum decay, then stop." this just sounds like a huge gamble with your health. Don't do it!
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is smokeless tobacco more dangerous than smoking?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Probably not: But so what. It is dangerous and can cause addiction, cancer and other problems.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to use smokeless tobacco for years without harm?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
No: Nicotine is a metabolic poison, with or without smoke.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to get addicted to smokeless tobacco?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very quickly: Because smokeless tobacco is held between the cheek and gum it is absorbed very quickly into the blood stream in very high concentrations. It is the difference between alcohol abuse and IV drug use, the latter is more potent and more quickly addictive like smokeless tobacco.

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