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Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

No: For asthma, no. For cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer, yes. So if you do smoke and you have asthma switching from smoking to smokeless or chewing tobaccos is a step in the right direction. Still my goal would be to get you off tobacco completely. You may need the support of friends, family and people like you who want to quit but can't do it alone to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...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?

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?

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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