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Tobacco = cancer: Tobacco is a potent carcinogen. Any form of tobacco exposure increases your risk for cancer. There is no good reason to use tobacco on your body for any reason. People have been known to use tobacco to kill insects in the garden. Not a good thing to put in your mouth! yet people use it too calm their nerves, or because they are addicted to tobacco. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: opinion is that is not healthy to chew tobacco. ...Read more
Quitting is best: If you use tobacco in any form you run the risk of developing all kinds of medical problems including cancer, heart disease, bad skin, etc. The number one thing you can do for your health is to quit. Your doctor can help you quit with medical therapy, quitting advice, or nicotine replacement (patch/gum). ...Read more
If I quit chew tobacco 2 years ago dentist said no precancerous lesions should I be ok? I am 27 I quit to be healthy no need for that stuff.
Oral cancer: It's great that you quit this habit. However, there is always the chance that the harmful chemicals have infiltrated the cells(the nicotine is directly absorbed through the tissue inside the mouth). By keeping other risk factors in check- weight, alcohol consumption, exposure to HPV, etc., you will reduce your chances for oral and esophageal cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smokless tobacco: In a study by greer in 2011, smokless tobacco, the primary oral, mucosal, and hard tissue changes associated with slt use include slt keratosis (stk); gingival inflammation, periodontal inflammation, and alveolar bone damage; and dental caries, tooth abrasion, and dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (scc). Stks are human papillomavirus. Does the risk outweigh the benefit to chew slt? ...Read more
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