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I'm really dealing with a severe addiction to smokeless tobacco Copenhagen longcut. I've been using it for 2 years now and my gums have bumps im scared?

I'm really dealing with a severe addiction to smokeless tobacco Copenhagen longcut. I've been using it for 2 years now and my gums have bumps im scared?

You should be scared: Oral cancer is a real risk for you. You need to be examined by a dentist or oral surgeon. You also need to stop the tobacco. You can do it. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in tobacco and nicotine?

What are the ingredients in tobacco and nicotine?

See below: Tobacco is a plant that contains nicotine, it also contains many other harmful substances besides nicotine that can promote cancer, heart disease, lung disease.
Nicotine is the addictive chemical or "ingredient" in tobacco, its why people can't quit the tobacco despite it being harmful. ...Read more

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Is pipe tobacco terrible?

Is pipe tobacco terrible?

Try Nicotine Gum: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more

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How to stop taking tobacco?

How to stop taking tobacco?

Stop Smoking Options: Auricular (ear) acupuncture ; hypnosis have no significant side effects ; can work well. Nicotine replacement options: nasal spray, patch, inhaler, gum ; lozenges. Smoking cessation programs offer support, meds. Monitoring ; education. Electronic cigarettes may or may not prove helpful. Prescription meds: zyban (wellbutrin) ; Chantix (bupropion).Check potential psychiatric side effects w chantix. ...Read more

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Tobacco smoke depletes ozone?

Smoke and ozone.: More importantly, smoking depletes your health.

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Why is tobacco habit forming?

Why is tobacco habit forming?

Nicotine: Most of tobacco dependency happens because nicotine is a dependency-producing chemical, causing tolerance (the same amount does less) and withdrawal when stopped. It is also habit-forming because someone smoking 20 cigarettes a day is taking over 400 puffs per day - 400 "fixes" of nicotine. Anything done that regularly, that often, is reinforcing psychologically, as well as physically. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tobacco overdose?

Symptoms of tobacco overdose?

SERIOUS STUFF: Symptoms of a nicotine overdose can include: headache, vomiting, agitation, rapid respiration or respiratory arrest, muscle twitching, drooling, fainting, tachycardia followed by bradycardia, increased blood pressure followed by drop in blood pressure, seizures & coma. ...Read more

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Can you get high off tobacco?

Of course: That's what the first puff in the am is about- after that-its all about avoiding withdrawal. ...Read more

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Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Which chemicals are in tobacco?

Nicotine: Multiple chemicals are present but nicotine is the most important because of carcinogenesis and addiction reinforcing features via the reward system. ...Read more

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How can I quit my tobacco habit?

How can I quit my tobacco habit?

Smoking cessation: I recommend chantix, start at least 2 weeks before the day you decide you want to quit smoking. Tell people you are quitting, and when. Change your routines. Get rid of everything that reminds you of smoking (lighters, ashtrays) make your home "nonsmoking" so if you do smoke it is as inconvenient as possible. Stay in the moment. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to leave tobacco (cigarette)?

How to leave tobacco (cigarette)?

You might want: A directed question to me, a board certified addiction specialist on this one.
1) gun to head (immediate evidence you are dying if you continue).
2) nicotine replacement
3) a LOT of different tools.
There isn't space for everything. ...Read more

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What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

Lots, and lotsa bad.: The Internet has lists of cigarette ingredients, some of which list over 599 ingredients and as many as 7000 chemicals. You'll be surprised to see what's in a cigarette. At least 40 are carcinogenic. Http://www. Tricountycessation. Org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients. Html ...Read more

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How horrible is pure tobacco for you?

How horrible is pure tobacco for you?

Horrible: No such thing as 'pure', even though the tobacco companies want you to think 'natural' means healthier. Nothing could be further from the truth. The tobacco leaf, burned, has 50 KNOWN carcinogens, including arsenic. And that doesn't say anything about carbon monoxide. New products - smokeless, electronic cigarettes, slim cigars, etc. -- all are in the same boat. Not healthy at any level. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is pure tobacco for you?

How unhealthy is pure tobacco for you?

VERY unhealthy: It doesn't make a difference whether tobacco is "pure" or "organic" or anything else you want to call it. The nicotine in it is what causes addiction, and contributes to the heart disease, and the tars (the products of combustion that are complex hydrocarbons) are what cause lung damage and cancer. While additives etc. May make tobacco even more dangerous, the "pure" stuff is dangerous enough. ...Read more

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What is worse for you, tobacco or weed?

What is worse for you, tobacco or weed?

Probably tobacco: Both contain tar that can harm the lungs, and poisonous carbon monoxide in the smoke. But tobacco also contains addictive nicotine, which means that tobacco smokers usually inhale far more smoke overall than marijuana users. Tobacco is hard to quit, and causes or worsens many diseases over time. Marijuana can impair social and work functioning, but it isn't life-threatening in the same way. ...Read more

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What is the risk of eating dried tobacco?

What is the risk of eating dried tobacco?

When my brother was: Young he took a big bite off of chewing tobacco and swallowed it. He vomited for several hours. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how bad is pure tobacco for you?

Can you tell me, how bad is pure tobacco for you?

Very bad: It is not "impurities" in tobacco, or additives or anything else that does most of the damage - it is the tobacco. Doesn't matter if they call it "pure" or "organic" or whatever. It contains nicotine which helps you get addicted to smoking, and the smoke contains "tars" - toxic hydrocarbons, carbon monxide, formaldehyde and other poisonous substances that cause cancer, heart disease ; other ills. ...Read more

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What are the dangerous chemicals found in tobacco?

What are the dangerous chemicals found in tobacco?

Tobacco Smoke: Tobacco smoke has more than tobacco itself. Estimates for tobacco smoke range from 4000 to 5000 but ONLY 100 of those pose significant health risks. That is why UNFLAVORED ecigarette liquids are safer (but not safe)

Hazardous Compounds in Tobacco Smoke
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3084482/

Chemistry and Toxicology of Cigarette Smoke
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/NBK53014/ ...Read more

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Can swab tests tell if you have ever smoked tobacco?

Recently smoked: One of the most common ways to test for tobacco use is from using a swab to collect saliva. The test is for cotinine, a chemical by-product of nicotine which is in all tobacco. Cotinine last for about 4 days or longer, so if you had tobacco in the last week the test could be positive. There are more detailed tests that could detect tobacco in the past few months. There's no test for 'ever smoked'. ...Read more

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What are the major differences between weed and tobacco?

What are the major differences between weed and tobacco?

THC vs nicotine: Both are dried leaves that are smoked for a drug effect — and both have tar that can harm the lungs. But they come from very different plants. The cannabinoids (eg, thc) in marijuana create the 'high'. These are quite psychoactive (mind altering) substances but not very addictive. In contrast, the nicotine in tobacco is only mildly psychoactive but very addictive. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't people use tobacco? What exactly does it do?

Why shouldn't people use tobacco? What exactly does it do?

Tobacco: Significantly reduces the risk of dying from anything else. But you'll likely die a premature death from tobacco related illness including various cancers, cardiovascular disorders and lung diseases ...Read more

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What tobacco can do to you if you don't smoke it yourself?

What tobacco can do to you if you don't smoke it yourself?

Incease disease: Exposure to smoke (second hand) or even to clothes with smoke etc (third hand) are associated with increase in disease. Example children have an incresed chance of ear infections with both methods above. ...Read more

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Need to know is tobacco/smokeless hookah still bad for you?

Need to know is tobacco/smokeless hookah still bad for you?

Yes: It may be less bad for you than combustible tobacco (smoking) but you are still hooked on nicotine, and the risks for heart disease are probably not significantly different. We simply do not know what the propellant (propylene glycol), the additives, preservatives, oils and flavorings in these products do over the short or long haul, because there are no studies. Stopping all tobacco is still best. ...Read more