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what are the long-term risks of spit tobacco?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Oral cancer.: Oral, head, and neck cancers have alcohol and tobacco use, including smokeless as their biggest risk factors. Oral cancers can present as non-healing ulcers that can be painful. These patients usually present by age 50 but in susceptable people and those who use a lot of tobacco and alcohol, they can be seen at earlier ages.
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 45 years experience
There's a long list: Long-term use of smokeless tobacco increases risk of oral, esophageal, gastric, and pancreatic cancer. Smokeless tobacco products contain sugar, and can contribute to widespread tooth decay. They can also lead to heart disease. For more information, see the smokeless tobacco fact sheet maintained by the national cancer institute: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

I have a friend that is addicted to spit tobacco. Who can help?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Check your doctor.: Probably the best thing to do is to have your friend go to a doctor you know well for couseling about this. They can be shown the risks of this and be informed of the diseases that can develop. Support groups with other users who may or may not have these consequences can also help.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

So using spit tobacco can cause you to feel sluggish tired and just all around physically bad all the time?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Smokeless tobacco: Smokeless tobacco can make you feel this way i'm the beginning but with time most people get acclimated to the effects of the tobacco. If you are just starting using it, and you are felling this stop. If you are currently using it and noticed these symptoms, you have something else going on. I would use this opportunity to establish your family doctor. A physical is needed.
Marion, NC
A 24-year-old male asked:

Will you start to feel better when you quit using spit tobacco? And if so how do you feel better?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends on what you: Are feeling. Chewing tobacco really doesn't have the effects of tobacco smoking - reducing oxygen in our bloodstream and causing blood vessels to clamp down, and increasing carbon monoxide in blood. The main effects are on the mouth and oral cavity, including teeth staining, decay, bad breath and ultimately cancer of the oral cavity. Quitting is always a good idea, unsure what you are feeling.

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