A 47-year-old member asked:
How is smoking harmful to your health? is it the nicotine or the tobacco that's bad for you?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Thaleranswered
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Many things: Nicotine and a multitude of other poisons and toxins. Also, the heating and drying out of the oral tissues is harmful. Everything bad, nothing good. Not to mention the harmful effects on your skin, and the irritation of the eye tissues. Just look at the faces of smokers and see the facial movements as they smoke. Think hard about this addiction and quitting it for your health. Good Luck.
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Dr. Paul Grinanswered
Pain Management 38 years experience
Tobacco and nicotine: Smoking causes stroke, heart disease, cancer and is the leading cause of death in the United States. Nicotine is the drug that makes tobacco addictive. Ask your doctor about tobacco-cessation program and help
2.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 48-year-old male asked:
What the risk of nicotine with out smoking in the health?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seifanswered
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
If you mean: chewing tobacco but not smoking, the risk shifts from the lungs to an alternate area, in this case the gums or inside lip or cheek. Peace and good health.
4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 30, 2015
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