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Why do people chew tobacco?

Why do people chew tobacco?

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 more

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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


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Can i chew tobacco once and awhile?

Can i chew tobacco once and awhile?

Better not to: Use of this product increases your risk of cancer. Better to avoid it. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of something bad happening from chew tobacco?

What is the likelihood of something bad happening from chew tobacco?

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

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Is it harmful to chew tobacco around a child?

Is it harmful to chew tobacco around a child?

Yes. : Yes, because it models poor health choices for them. It doesn't necessarily harm them like second hand smoke, but it sets a horrible example. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chewing tobacco?

Nothing good: While chewing tobacco doesn't increase lung cancer rates as much as does smoking tobacco, it does lead to gingivitis, cavities & increase risk of oral & other cancers. There's simply no good reason to chew or dip tobacco. Check out http://health.Usnews.Com/health-news/family-health/articles/2008/07/02/smokeless-tobacco-products-do-raise-cancer-risk. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in chewing tobacco?

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Chewing tobacco: Some ingredients are Nicotine, Acetaldehyde, Hydrazine, Polonium 210, N-nitrosamines, Lead, Cadmium, Formaldehyde. ...Read more

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Is chewing tobacco increase b.P.

Yes-->good articles:: http://www.heart.org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/preventiontreatmentofhighbloodpressure/tobacco-and-blood-pressure_ucm_301886_article.jsp.

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What are chewing tobacco quitting symptoms?

Same as quitting: cigarette smoking. Nicotine addiction is nicotine addiction, however you are taking it in. Irritablity, lack of concentration, anxiety and depression all can occur. This depends on your biology/genetics, how much you were using and for how long. It can be treated with nicotine replacement therapies like patches, lozenges, gum, and with medications like Chantix and Zyban (bupropion). Cessation programs help. ...Read more