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Doctor insights on: Chewing Tobacco And Copd

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Is chewing tobacco increase b.P.

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?

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

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How to quit chewing tobacco?

How to quit chewing tobacco?

Same as smoking: Both give you nicotine addiction, as well as being an "oral habit" - the need to have something in your mouth. Cold turkey works for about 3% of people, adding nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges etc) increases quit rates to about 10-15%, adding a smoking cessation program increases to about 20%. The prescription drugs Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix, together with a program are 30-40% success. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco trigger cold sores?

Can chewing tobacco trigger cold sores?

Possible: Anything that lowers your immune response, and/or irritates the lining of your mouth can precipitate cold sores or activation of herpes simplex
virus in the oral cavity. Best not to chew tobacco and to see your otolaryngologist if sores are in the mouth and you chew tobacco. ...Read more

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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

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Why does chewing tobacco lead to nausea?

Why does chewing tobacco lead to nausea?

Nicotine: It directly affects the intestinal t ract as well as relevant receptors in the brain. ...Read more

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Why does chewing tobacco cause dizziness?

Why does chewing tobacco cause dizziness?

Nicotine poisoning: Tobacco contains nicotine. Some people are very sensible to toxic effects. Dizziness and nausea are toxic effects of nicotine. Chewing tobacco with result in mouth and throat cancer. Hope you are smart enough to realize you must stop. ...Read more

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Will chewing tobacco prolong my concussion?

Will chewing tobacco prolong my concussion?

No, but: But it has a potential shorten your life! In any case you should -stop! ...Read more

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Does chewing tobacco cause oily facial skin?

Does chewing tobacco cause oily facial skin?

Yes: Any form of nicotine can increase the incidence of skin problems, including acne. Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict, which is why blood flow to the heart, brain and other vital organs is reduced, and why there are more heart attacks and strokes in tobacco users, whether smoked or chewed. It also causes mouth and throat cancer. Acne will be the least of your problems. Get help and quit. ...Read more

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Does chewing tobacco show up on urine tests?

Depends: If the urine test is to detect nicotine (for evidence of smoking and/or chewing tobacco), then yes. If the urine test is for another reason, then no. ...Read more

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Is it okay/better to swallow chewing tobacco?

No: For starters, this will often make you sick. Secondly, the chemicals in the tobacco are know carcinogens, so they potentially could have an effect in the esophagus. It si better to stop using tobacco altogether. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco lead to infertility in men?

Can chewing tobacco lead to infertility in men?

Yes: Tobacco in any form causes damage to sperm. It can cause some sperm to breakdown and can cause genetic mutations in sperm. But men usually have much more sperm that they need so usually the end result is not drastic. But it can vary man to man. ...Read more

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Chances of getting cancer from chewing tobacco?

Chances too much!: There is no safe form of tobacco. At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have been found to cause cancer. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer but also heart disease, gum disease, and oral lesions other than cancer, such as leukoplakia (precancerous white patches in the mouth). Do yourself an enormous favor and do not use tobacco in any form. ...Read more

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I have constipation from chewing tobacco, cure?

Stop chewing tobacco: Would be one answer. The generic answer to constipation is to 1) look at whatever medications you are taking that might be constipating and reduce and stop them if you can 2) increase your fluid intake 3) eat more high fiber roughage and 4) start a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) or surfak once or twice a day. After that comes laxatives and additional complexity. I would strongly urge tobacco cessation ...Read more

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I tried chewing tobacco once, will I get cancer?

How much and how: Long? If your use was only a trial of use, your risk of cancer is not affected. I trust that you are not using tobacco in any form, any more. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use chewing tobacco with a concussion?

Concussion: Chewing tobacco contains nicotine which can have a significant effect on the brain, if you have had a concussion would recommend you avoid any form of tobacco for several weeks. ...Read more

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What effects will chewing tobacco have on a concussion?

Unknown: No studies have been done on this topic.
It's possible that chewing tobacco will help you feel better if that's something you like. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause permanent infertility in men?

No: No it usually does not but nicotine damages the sperm. It causes abnormalities of sperm movement and causes genetic mutations in sperm that cause a higher percent of sperm to be genetically abnormal. So it reduces fertility potential but most men still conceive. ...Read more

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What makes swallowing chewing tobacco make someone sick?

Do not eat: Tobacco leaves are not for human consumption. Same goes for so many other things, all of which will give you gastrointestinal distress if you eat them. ...Read more

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Could chewing tobacco effect acute bronchitis in a bad manner?

Could chewing tobacco effect acute bronchitis in a bad manner?

TOBACCO: To answer your question, not likely. Just don't miss the point- there is not a single tobacco formulation that is good for you or whomever you are asking for. ...Read more

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What's the side effects of using chewing tobacco, is it dangerous?

Yes: Chewing tobacco use causes many problems. It especially increases the risk of cancers of the lips and mouth/throat as well as increased risk of cancers of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, etc.) in addition it causes gum disease and tooth loss. If you think dentures are attractive, keep it up! ...Read more

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What are the implications of chewing tobacco for a diabetic patient?

See below: There is an additive/synergistic increase in risk of circulatory problems including heart attack, stroke, arterial insufficiency. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cancer after chewing tobacco for just 6 months?

Yes: But it is also possible for anyone to get cancer, even if they have not been chewing tobacco. We know chewing tobacco increases the risk of certain types of cancer. See your md. ...Read more

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What causes chewing tobacco to cause cancer (i still don't understand why)?

Carcinogens: At least 28 chemicals (carcinogens) in smokeless tobacco can cause cancer. The most harmful chemicals are tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are formed during the growing, curing, fermenting, and aging of tobacco. The level of nitrosamines varies by product and scientists have found that the nitrosamine level is directly related to the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my gums to heal faster from chewing tobacco?

Stop Chewing: That's the first step. Then see a dentist to determine if any damage was done to the soft tissue, teeth, and bone. A that time you can also have a screening for oral cancer. ...Read more

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Would it be safer choice for me to smoke cigarettes instead of chewing tobacco?

Both are dangerous: They both cause significant risks of developing cancer and other health problems. Neither are safe and to wonder which is safer is question with no good answer. Would you point a gun to your head and shoot if there was only one round in the gun, even though the other 5 chambers were empty? ...Read more

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Can the type of chewing tobacco affect the time it could take to develop cancer?

Can the type of chewing tobacco affect the time it could take to develop cancer?

Perhaps: Many factors affect the development of cancer including at least 28 chemicals (carcinogens) in smokeless tobacco which can cause cancer. The most harmful are nitrosamines which vary by product and scientists have found that the nitrosamine level is directly related to the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Can an orthodontist tell that I use chewing tobacco. Usage is approximately once a day.

Possibly: Chewing tobacco can cause staining of the teeth in a pattern that is typical to chewing tobacco. You should certainly let your orthodontist or dentist know that you chew tobacco. ...Read more

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What causes chewing tobacco to cause cancer but chewing, let's say, maple leaves doesn't?

Chewing tabacco: Chewing tabacco has many known carcinogens. Betel nut chewing has also been linked to carcinogenesis. ...Read more

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Why does chewing tobacco, which contains absolutely no smoke or tar at all, cause cancer?

Why does chewing tobacco, which contains absolutely no smoke or tar at all, cause cancer?

Carcinogens: At least 28 chemicals (carcinogens) in smokeless tobacco can cause cancer. The most harmful chemicals are tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are formed during the growing, curing, fermenting, and aging of tobacco. The level of nitrosamines varies by product and scientists have found that the nitrosamine level is directly related to the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Is I stop using chewing tobacco, will I undergo a similar withdrawl to quitting cigarettes?

Nicotine dependence: Yes, using spit tobacco produces a nicotine dependence just like smoking.
You can also become dependent o nicotine patches one gum but won't have the exposure to all the harmful chemicals in tobacco. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to have an allergic reaction to another person chewing tobacco?

Is it possible for a person to have an allergic reaction to another person chewing tobacco?

Tobacco allergy: Unlikely but perhaps the smell bothers you. Or the spit. Tobacco allergy is rare but is documented. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times does it take to do chewing tobacco before you develop cancer?

Unknown: From the first use carcinogens are being absorbed into your soft tissues. Continued use only increases your chances of developing carcinoma. ...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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Looking for tips on how to stop using chewing tobacco. Psychologists as well as m.D.S, please advise.?

Looking for tips on how to stop using chewing tobacco. Psychologists as well as m.D.S, please advise.?

Nicotine gum: May help. Nicotine patches could also help if you find something else non-nicotine to keep in your mouth (like regular sugarless gum). Use the 1-800 -quit-now support line if you need help. Go to the dentist and get a good oral exam on a regular basis to rule out any signs of oral cancer. You are smart to quit now. Best of luck to you and stay well! ...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