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Best Way To Quit Dipping
Know the risks!: Dipping refers to chewing tobacco and is associated with oral cancer, tooth loss, and addiction potential; if craving nicotine, you may want to try some of the nicotine containing gums, patches or smoking cessation aids; if it's more of an oral fixation, you may want to try chewing gum; even if through sheer willpower, your long term health will be enhanced by quitting chewing tobacco. Good luck! ...Read more
I quit dipping about 3 weeks ago and I've been dipping on and off for a couple years. I'm 21. What's my risk of cancer?
No, but be careful: especially with driving or operating dangerous machinery. Some dizziness occurs with quitting smoking cigarettes, so it can occur with quitting tobacco of any kind. If it is bothersome to you, the use of tapering doses of nicotine replacement therapies (patches, gum, lozenges) or just occasional gum/lozenge when you need it, should take care of the problem. ...Read more
Quit dipping for a week now and dipped since I was 12 till now and I'm 16 (on and off). I have been feeling a tingling sensation on my gums?
Any good suggestions on quitting dipping? I do not want to replace with food and I've tried drinking lots of water to flush my system.... help please.
2 resources below: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/SmokelessTobacco/SmokelessTobaccoAGuideforQuitting.htm and from a private group: http://www.killthecan.org/ ...Read more
17 hr half life: for 'cotinin' the screened for breakdown product of nicotine. So.... half is there at 17 hrs, 1/4 at 34 hrs... etc. a hundred fold down is likely to be negative (but might not be in all cases). that is 2,4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128... 6 to 7 times 17 hrs or about 100 hrs (5 days; 5 to 7 days is the usual rule of thumb). ...Read more
Tobacco cessation: Nasty habit for lots of reasons. Addictive, just like smoking. Need to rx like quitting smoking-e.g. Acupuncture, hypnosis, meds like nicotine replacement, buproprion (zyban), chantix. All have potential side effects, so discuss w/md. Less risk of lung ca and emphysema w/dipping, butrisk of mouth, tongue, neck, throat ca-rx is disfiguring surgery, rt, chemo. Ca esoph, kidney, cardiac, stroke risk. ...Read more
I have the intention of quitting dip until my friend showed me something about oral cancer and i don't know if I should quit or keep dipping?
It's Simple: If you like living and want to be healthy, stop dipping. If you don't care about getting oral cancer and dying, well then, it probably doesn't matter what you do. Regardless of your choice, the ball's in your court and you will have to live (or die) with your decision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been dipping pouches for almost two years. I am a 20 year old 125 pound female. How long after quitting can I pass a saliva nicotine screening?
About a week: 2-3 days may be sufficient, but to be safer, go for a week. Once you are off for a week, do not ever go back to using tobacco. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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