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Could Chewing Tobacco Effect Acute Bronchitis In A Bad Manner
Yes: Well, it is bad in general.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: It takes a while for the body to adjust after a change such as quitting use of tobacco. The tobacco has many effects on body functions and these body functions have to readjust. Tobacco craving also wears your body down. Go to the following site for help: http://www.Nidcr.Nih.Gov/oralhealth/topics/smokelesstobacco/smokelesstobaccoaguideforquitting.Htm. ...Read more
Not contagiously: Using smokeless tobacco has no effect on the contagious potential of "swapping saliva". If you mean by "sick' the feeling of nausea, that is another story and a matter of personal taste and sensitivity. If by refusing to kiss someone who chews or "dips' they might consider dicontinuation of the habit then you have done them a great service. ...Read more
Toothloss chew/dip: It is not uncommon to have tooth loss from dip or chewing tobbacco. The dip is very destructive to the soft tissue (gums) of the mouth. You should be more worried about getting oral cancer. Toothloss will be the least of your problems if you get oral cancer. The rate of oral cancer skyrockets with the use of any tobacco products, dip/ chewing tobacco appears to be the worst. ...Read more
What is the ?: You seem to ask if chewing tobacco is better than chewing tobacco? Chewing tobacco does less harm to the lungs than smoking, but it is associated with nicotine addiction, does have an increase in heart problems, plus a very big increase in cancer of the mouth, tongue and throat. No tobacco is the best tobacco. Quit before it really hurts you. It is the best single thing you can do for health. ...Read more
Don't understand ?: Chewing tobacco, aside from staining your teeth and requiring you to spit constantly, which is not attractive to most other people, increases risk of head and neck cancer, and perhaps esophageal and stomach cancer as well. The absorbed nicotine increases heart disease. If you want to quit, there are many ways - nicotine gum, patches, Chantix, Zyban (bupropion) and support programs. Talk to doctor/pharmacist. ...Read more
I suppose you: could make a case that "defiling the temple" (Biblical reference) is not in God's plan, so in that sense, introducing tobacco is bad. But, practically, nicotine won't stop you from worshipping, praying or meditating (might slow down the latter because of the stimulation effects of nicotine). I'd worry more about the hazards like oral cancer or other mouth disorders. ...Read more
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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