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Doctor insights on: Chewing Tobacco And Copd

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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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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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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

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