A member asked:

I know smoking can be a cause of copd, so i am curious if chewing tobacco can as well?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone answered

Specializes in Pulmonology

Chewing tobacco is related to oral cancer - since it is not smoked/inhaled it doesnt increase the riskof develoing emphysema/copd.

Answered Mar 16, 2018

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Dr. Gutti Rao answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Chewing tobacco may not cause COPD but it has as many disadvantages like oral cancers, laryngeal cancers etc.

Answered Mar 16, 2018

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