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Doctor insights on: Chemicals In Tobacco Products

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Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Nicotine: Multiple chemicals are present but nicotine is the most important because of carcinogenesis and addiction reinforcing features via the reward system. ...Read more

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What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

Lots, and lotsa bad.: The Internet has lists of cigarette ingredients, some of which list over 599 ingredients and as many as 7000 chemicals. You'll be surprised to see what's in a cigarette. At least 40 are carcinogenic. http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients.html ...Read more

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What are the dangerous chemicals found in tobacco?

What are the dangerous chemicals found in tobacco?

Tobacco Smoke: Tobacco smoke has more than tobacco itself. Estimates for tobacco smoke range from 4000 to 5000 but ONLY 100 of those pose significant health risks. That is why UNFLAVORED ecigarette liquids are safer (but not safe) Hazardous Compounds in Tobacco Smoke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3084482/ Chemistry and Toxicology of Cigarette Smoke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53014/ ...Read more

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What are the chemicals in tobacco that cause cancer?

What are the chemicals in tobacco that cause cancer?

Too many to list: There are hundreds of chemicals that can act as carcinogen, e.g., polycyclic hydrocarbons, polonium 210, arsenic etc. See this site for a technical description. http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/91/14/1194.full. ...Read more

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How can I quit tobacco completely. Tried patches of nicotine but no result.?

How can I quit tobacco completely. Tried patches of nicotine but no result.?

Several things: The first thing is a formal tobacco cessation program. The group and individual support and expert advice is critical to success. The combination with the most success is varenicline (chantix) plus a program, with about 40-45% of people successfully quitting, and almost 2/3 of them staying quit. Another option is bupropion, sold as zyban for smoking cessation, again with a program. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are e cigarettes safer than cigarettes? No by product from burning tobacco right?

Are e cigarettes safer than cigarettes? No by product from burning tobacco right?

Quit while you are: ahead. e cigarettes have not been around long enough to know for sure. You would do your health a favor by not using tobacco or tobacco products in any form. ...Read more

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What is it, the tobacco or the crop-sprayed chemicals, that cause the damage associated with cigarettes?

What is it, the tobacco or the crop-sprayed chemicals, that cause the damage associated with cigarettes?

Probably both: The chemicals in tobacco, aside from nicotine, have been linked to many lung problems including cancer. It would not be unreasonable to think that the insecticides and herbicides that are sprayed on the tobacco plants- plus any other chemicals they add to the tobacco (flavorings,etc)- could be harmful. QUIT NOW Good Luck ...Read more

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What are the mostly deadly chemicals found in tobacco (tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide ) ?

Hundreds of Them: Tobacco contains hundreds (perhaps thousands) of toxic and dangerous chemicals. It's difficult to say which is most harmful, or if the combination of all of them is what causes cancer and other problems. There is absolutely no health benefit to tobacco use. There are only negative consequences. Tobacco is definitely a habit you can live without...Literally! ...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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As a doctor do you feel that tobacco is the main cause of lung cancer, or is it the chemicals big companies pt, or is there not enough research?

YES,: But not because of the nicotine that gets you hooked, but from all the other components such as the tar and the heat of the smoke is also a factor. Do non- smokers get lung cancer, yes they do but not in the high numbers we see from first hand and second hand smoke from tobacco. The only chemical that has been a cause for concern is the addition of extra nitcotine in the tobacco, but can't prove ...Read more

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What can cause chronic bronchitis with normal lung function test, no relation to allergy, infectious disease, tobacco and other chemical irritants?

What can cause chronic bronchitis with normal lung function test, no relation to allergy, infectious disease, tobacco and other chemical irritants?

50% of us: have asthma that does not make us go to the doctor on a given year. Mostly, I think this is mis-diagnosis of not asthma, but actually inflammation due to a viral illness which varies from days to over a month. Asthma meds (especially monteleukast) fix it. ...Read more

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Is pipe tobacco terrible?

Is pipe tobacco terrible?

Try Nicotine Gum: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more

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How to stop taking tobacco?

How to stop taking tobacco?

Stop Smoking Options: Auricular (ear) acupuncture ; hypnosis have no significant side effects ; can work well. Nicotine replacement options: nasal spray, patch, inhaler, gum ; lozenges. Smoking cessation programs offer support, meds. Monitoring ; education. Electronic cigarettes may or may not prove helpful. Prescription meds: zyban (wellbutrin) ; Chantix (bupropion).Check potential psychiatric side effects w chantix. ...Read more

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Tobacco smoke depletes ozone?

Smoke and ozone.: More importantly, smoking depletes your health.

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Why is tobacco habit forming?

Why is tobacco habit forming?

Nicotine: Most of tobacco dependency happens because nicotine is a dependency-producing chemical, causing tolerance (the same amount does less) and withdrawal when stopped. It is also habit-forming because someone smoking 20 cigarettes a day is taking over 400 puffs per day - 400 "fixes" of nicotine. Anything done that regularly, that often, is reinforcing psychologically, as well as physically. ...Read more

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