A 45-year-old member asked:
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how long until you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Can't say: Can't give you a time. But now is. Good time to quit. See a dentist or oral surgeon for an oral cancer exam.
Answered on Oct 22, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Years: Usually years. Less if other risk factors like heavy drinking. Why not stop now. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have current symptoms.
Answered on Aug 8, 2017

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Unknown: The data to answer your question is not known. You're probably OK, But I would recommend you stop. Not worth the risk.
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