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Can chewing tobacco cause chronic cough?

Can chewing tobacco cause chronic cough?

Unlikely: The most common causes of chronic cough are asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus infections and acid reflux from the stomach. A person with a chronic cough should be evaluated so a treatment can be directed at the cause of the cough. Even though chewing tobacco is unlikely to trigger a chronic cough, there are serious adverse effects including cancer of the mouth. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Is it possible for you to get a cough from chewing tobacco?

Is it possible for you to get a cough from chewing tobacco?

Yes: if you are swallowing the tobacco juice, some of it may reflux and end up in your trachea and larynx causing a cough. One more reason to stop a harmful (and some would say disgusting) habit. More important than cough is the potential for head and neck cancer (mouth, larynx, throat, esophagus). Get help in stopping now!!! ...Read more

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Accidentally inhaled a small bit of chewing tobacco . Seemed to cough most of it up. What will happen?

Accidentally inhaled a small bit of chewing tobacco . Seemed to cough most of it up. What will happen?

Tobacco: Hopefully nothing will happen. THe biggest issue is that the particles may lead to a localized pneumonia due to them being stuck deeper down the bronchial tree. ...Read more

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How long does it take snuff to cause cancer?

How long does it take snuff to cause cancer?

Not sure that: Any one has done the human experiment of snuff dose/time/exposure to discern minimal dose and time of a carcinogen to cause a potentially lethal event. It would be unethical. Dipping and snorting a carcinogen maybe legal, and in our libertarian culture, you are entitled to do it. Adolescents as young as 15 have developed h&n cancer/. ...Read more

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Can dipping snuff cause copd?

Can dipping snuff cause copd?

No: It can cause other issues like risk of oral cancer. But it has not been implicated causing copd. ...Read more

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What kinds of chemicals are in smokeless tobacco(snuff), that cause cancer?

What kinds of chemicals are in smokeless tobacco(snuff), that cause cancer?

Pollutants: All of the pesticides, fungicides and herbicides used on the growing tobacco leaves when they go throught the liver are turned into "estrogen-like" compounds resulting in over-estroginized men and women. They also contain heavy metals all of these can cause various forms of cancers. ...Read more

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There is a non tobacco non nicotine herbal snuff called Smokey Mountain snuff can this product still cause cancer?

There is a non tobacco non nicotine herbal snuff called Smokey Mountain snuff can this product still cause cancer?

Not sure: Looking at the ingredients (http://www.smokeysnuff.com/faq.html), should be much safer than tobacco products. No research that I know of has been done. ...Read more

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Can I chew snuff once or twice a month?

Can I chew snuff once or twice a month?

Snuff: Recent study from sweded showed that snuff can increase the risk of non-ischemic heart failure by increasing blood pressure & heart rate. ...Read more

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Is Dr. Brad Rodu's research on snuff reliable?

Is Dr. Brad Rodu's research on snuff reliable?

Snuff: Is there a good reason you don't trust Dr. Rodu? Remember, this is research and you do not need to participate. ...Read more

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Is smokey mountain non tabacco snuff bad for you?

Would avoid: Although probably better than the tobacco containing snuff, it still is not the healthiest choice for you and your teeth and gums. ...Read more

Chewing Tobacco (Definition)

Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is ...Read more


Snuff (Definition)

Snuff is chewing tobacco. Although not smoked, chewing tobacco has negative health effects, such as being associated with the ...Read more