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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
Pulmonology 27 years experience
No: Chewing tobacco is related to oral cancer - since it is not smoked/inhaled it doesnt increase the riskof develoing emphysema/copd.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
May not: Chewing tobacco may not cause COPD but it has as many disadvantages like oral cancers, laryngeal cancers etc.

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