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Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Yes, there are many…: Listed under google search "chewing tobacco cessation programs". Possibly a local smoking cessation program would be of help as well since nicotine is the common factor. Nicotine gum/patch should benefit as well. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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I quit smoking cold turkey but im trying to quit chewing tobacco just can't seem to any tricks suggestions or thoughts on how to?

I quit smoking cold turkey but im trying to quit chewing tobacco just can't seem to any tricks suggestions or thoughts on how to?

Break habits: The best way to do it is to find out when you do it the most and try to change those habits. If you can't do that you will continue to fall back into the same patterns. There are also non-tobacco chew products that may be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my gums? I am 17 years old and to help me quit smoking (because i'm enlisted in the marine corps and it's hurting my running), I have taken up chewing tobacco. The brand is grizzly wintergreen long cut, and I have crazy pain on my front

What is wrong with my gums? I am 17 years old and to help me quit smoking (because i'm enlisted in the marine corps and it's hurting my running), I have taken up chewing tobacco. The brand is grizzly wintergreen long cut, and I have crazy pain on my front

You : You are irritating the soft tissues of your mouth with the the harmful chemicals leaching out of the tobacco. Smokeless tobacco is an extremely dangerous and harmful habit, and over the long run you are putting yourself at grave risk. I am not trying to lecture you, just advise you of what is known in the medical community. Many people feel that because it is not smoked, it is safe. Please read from the link below. ...Read more

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Tobacco cessation and insomnia common?

Tobacco cessation and insomnia common?

Habits: Tobacco is addictive and cessation could certainly cause problems including insomnia. ...Read more

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Tobacco cessation and insomnia related?

Tobacco cessation and insomnia related?

Possible.: May be having nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Would inquire as to other possible causes of insomnia such as occupation, caffeine intake, use of stimulants or other drugs, anxiety/depression or lack of exercise. Would ensure good nutritional habits, no prolonged "cat" naps, and may suggest melatonin in the right candidate. ...Read more

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How risky is chewing tobacco in smaller amounts?

How risky is chewing tobacco in smaller amounts?

Can be very serious: Tobacco, even smoking tobacco is a known carcinogen and can cause cancer. There may or may not be less of a risk if you use it infrequently or in smaller amounts, but there is a risk. Why take that chance? I suggest that you stop using it altogether! better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms I will have when chewing tobacco?

What are the symtoms I will have when chewing tobacco?

Unfortunately, None: Unfortunately, you won't have any symptoms from chewing tobacco until you have advancing oral cancer. You will see some visual changes to your lip and gums, but you won't have any change in feeling or sensation until it's too late. Most deadly conditions don't have symptoms in the early stages, which is why many of them are found late in their development. Tobacco is a habit you can live without! ...Read more

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What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

Oral Cancer: Even using chewing tobacco occasionally increases your risk for oral cancer. It can also cause periodontal disease, stained teeth, bad breath, altered taste and dry mouth, which can lead to increased tooth decay. Don, t use this product is you wish to stay healthy. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of chewing tobacco only during games?

Cancer and more: You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel disease leading to heart attacks, stroke, gangrene and shortens life by about ten years. ...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