A 42-year-old member asked:
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can you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco twice?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk.
Answered on Aug 26, 2018
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Short answer: No!: Just don't do it again! it is a disgusting and unhealthy habit. Not only is tobacco carcinogenic, but chewing it is unhygienic, addictive, and most chewing tobacco can cause tooth decay since it's loaded with sugar, and also can cause gum disease.
Answered on Dec 6, 2012

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