A 53-year-old member asked:
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what amount of chewing tobacco causes mouth cancer?

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Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Any: Any amount exposes you to the risk.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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Dr. Helmy Guirgis
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Why run the risk?: I agree that the risk of cancer from chewing tobacco exists. What amount s difficult to answer. As a rule of thumb, it takes time and frequency. Genes would probably make you more susceptible. There are other risks too. Staining of teeth....Smell, waste of money.. A bad habit . Walk on the beach, smell the roses, play sport, visit a friend, it is just a ad habit do not play with fire.
Answered on Feb 27, 2012

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