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A 34-year-old member asked:

Could copd be a result of smokeless tobacco?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
No: Smokeless tobacco is chewing tobacco and snuff. It causes oral cancer, nicotine addiction, and reproductive health problems. It is not known to cause copd.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
No: If you refer to chewing tobacco, then no. COPD is caused by inhaled substances - tobacco, occupational, war etc, or genetic reasons. Smokeless tobacco is not without risks either - it can give you cancer etc.

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Does smokeless tobacco cause copd?

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

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